Perfect Web Tools for the Professional Freelance Writer
By Joanne Troppello
Most professional freelance writers have busy lives and need to balance a variety of work projects and hectic family schedules. They can enhance their working experience by using technology to improve their professional life. Consider using some of these seven web tools to augment the editing process, improve your writing journey, and become more organized as a better writer.
1. Autocrit was designed for use as a tool for editing books.
This tool has a superior editing wizard which can identify hundreds of writing issues like clichés, overused words, and a slow pace. You won’t have to download any software and you can use the system 24 hours a day. The editing report is created in seconds. This web tool has a free trial period.
2. Copyscape is another perfect tool for freelance writers.
This tool will help you ascertain if you are creating original ideas. This plagiarism checker is the ideal tool for individuals who have a blog or online magazine and they need to ascertain if they are receiving brand new content for their publication.
3. Critique Circle is a resource for writing critiques.
Users can join this community for free. Critique Circle offers a variety of writing workshops that help to enhance your writing skills. If you use this tool, you’ll have a unique opportunity to grow as a writer and find invaluable inspiration and encouragement from other writers.
4. Wridea helps with brainstorming and idea management.
You can use this resource to effectively organize your ideas and store them in one place. You can sign up for free and enhance the idea sharing process by receiving online critiques from others. Wridea provides users with online tools to improve the idea generating process.
5. Writing.com is a professional online community that has committed to helping writers succeed and develop their writing talent.
This community offers free and paid memberships. Members can read, write, and review other members’ work. This community creates a unique and creative environment where writers can encourage and inspire each other. This community hosts a variety of writing contests and other activities to help members improve their writing skills. They have an innovative iOS app that provides writing prompts to inspire writers.
6. LooseStitch was made to help writers brainstorm.
This tool provides users with the opportunity to create and share outlines in document form with other members for collaboration and critique purposes. Members provide feedback for each other’s work and can receive assistance with writer’s block issues. Membership is available for a fee as a single package or a corporate package.
7. Visual Thesaurus is an online dictionary and thesaurus resource.
There are over 145,000 words included in this database. This tool provides an interactive map for users to explore the system. If you are a visual thinker, then this is the perfect thesaurus tool for you.
If you are a freelance writer, you know the highs, lows, and all the in-betweens of this type of job. Enhance your writing journey by using these helpful online web tools.
What online web tools do you use to enhance your freelance writing process?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of three inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Pandora's Box Gazette.
She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, internet and media, travel and lifestyle, website content, app recommendations, and content for blogs.
Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books.