Identify word and phrase over-use

Do you begin your sentences with the same word or phrase? Are you using certain words too often? SmartEdit will spot these easily over-looked shortcomings so you can fix them.

Monitor adverbs, crutch words & clichés

Do you lean on certain words and phrases? Do you use a few too many adverbs? Are you overly fond of unusual dialogue tags? SmartEdit will find and help you fix these problems.

Improve sentence structure & punctuation

Too many long sentences? SmartEdit will help you fix that in minutes. Do you have a misplaced love for the semi-colon? SmartEdit will show them all to you so you can decide if they belong.

Take the Pain out of Editing

What does SmartEdit do?

SmartEdit runs over 25 checks on your document and highlights potential problems, including:

  • Repeated words and phrases
  • Over-use of adverbs and clichés
  • Misused words such as breathe instead of breath
  • Long and winding sentences
  • Use of crutch words
  • Unusual dialogue tags that shouldn’t be there
  • Misnamed proper nouns that slipped past you
  • Excessive use of semi-colons and exclamation marks

What does SmartEdit NOT do?

  • It does not tell you to remove or replace a word
  • It does not make any automated changes for you
  • It does not make suggestions
  • It does not tell you whether your work might be good, bad, or somewhere in between

You’re the creative writer; it’s your novel. SmartEdit is a tool that’s there to help you as you edit. A glorified spell-checker. Nothing more.

Are you a published author? Are you planning to become a published author? Have you finished or are you close to finishing a first draft of a novel or short story? If you answered yes to any of these questions, SmartEdit is for you.

SmartEdit for Word: Getting Started