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How to check a text for spelling, stylistic errors and plagiarism — tools comparison

Checking texts for uniqueness, spelling, and style is an obligatory stage before publishing them. Using special software helps to control the site content quality without hiring professional editors and proofreaders.
Using such tools will help you to avoid sanctions from search engines and users' resentment. Minimize the number of errors in the text using appropriate software solutions — this will save you much time and significantly ease the content preparation process.

Which text parameters сan be checked with software?

There isn't any universal service that corrects all the mistakes. Therefore, we use several ones and constantly check both ourselves and the tools. We pay attention to:

  • plagiarism;
  • texting spam score index and keyword stuffing;
  • orthography;
  • stylistics;
  • punctuation;
  • syntax.

When the checking is over, we convey the text to the editor. They verify:

  • common sense;
  • clear structure;
  • text readability and style;
  • information actuality and authenticity.

Therefore, a reader gets a high-quality text only.
STep #1

Check via EduBirdie

Using EduBirdie, you can check text for plagiarism online. The tool is free, and it can proceed more than 2000 words at a time.

The procedure lasts 10-20 seconds, depending on the text size and plagiarism level.
Plagiarism checker by EduBirdie
You can also buy some additional services to improve your text. They offer to hire an editor for 7 USD or a rewriter for 8 USD.
Editing and proofriding via EduBirdie
Let's move on to the next tool for conducting a more detailed analysis.
STep #2

Check via Copywritely

Copywritely is available in eight languages, including German, Portuguese, and French. It also automatically provides plagiarism analysis, so you can use it for proof checking. You can upload a file from your computer, enter the link to the texts which is to be checked, or simply type it right in the tool.

The checker has a free trial of 4 pages or 2500 words. There are three plans with approximately the same functions, so we advise opting for the cheapest one which charges 5$ per month and gives you access to everything and even more that you might need to complete your regular tasks with texts.
Spell checking via Copywritely
While analyzing, pay your attention to such indicators as keyword stuffing and redundant phrases. The former ones "overload" the text with the same words and decrease the overall readability. The latter shows us the useless words which make no sense in the text. They are called "redundant" because they are odd ones, and deleting them won't affect the sense of the text.
Text analysis using Copywritely tool
Copywritely also helps to correct various grammar issues. It indicates spelling, punctuation, and other mistakes showing the number of the same ones within the whole text.
Step #3

Check via Grammarly

Grammarly is an intellectual grammar checking system. The tool significantly eases the process of dealing with sense, spelling, stylistic, and punctuation issues. Just paste the copied text to the corresponding field or upload the file, and Grammarly will find all the mistakes in several seconds.
Spelling check via Grammarly
In addition, the tool incredibly works as a synonymizer. Choose a word that you'd like to shift and double-click it. Grammarly will show all the possible alternatives for a certain word.
Text analysis via Grammarly tool


Using all the tools mentioned above, you will check your text for the:

  • uniqueness;
  • texting spam score index and keyword stuffing;
  • orthography;
  • stylistics;
  • punctuation;
  • syntax.

Moreover, they will help you to recall some grammar rules. Each of the tools offers an explanation of a particular mistake and the most suitable correction.

However, you shouldn't rely on online services, as sometimes the rules and the errors in the text may be considered from different angles. So, after using checking tools, you always have to approach a proofreader.

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