Hemmingway app – helping you write good

Today was a great learning day! I attended two great marketing events:

In the next couple of days I’ll be sharing what I learned at these. Today I want to share a handy writing tool I discovered, Hemingway Editor.

This clever little app adds pointers to help you improve your web content as you write. It highlights long sentences, common grammar errors and complicated jargon. Hemingway suggests simpler wording alternatives and calculates reading level and reading time.

I’ve started using Hemingway on SilverStripe, especially on pages that are content heavy. Below you can see how it helped with this post!

Hemingway Editor Overview

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 8.48.11 pm

Applying Hemingway to this blog post

The main issue was two longer/complex sentences and use of passive voice.

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 9.16.07 pmThe improved version includes the same content but the reading age and time were both reduced.

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 9.15.15 pmDo you think this improved the blog?

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