What Is StyleWriter?
StyleWriter - the World's Largest Style and
Usage checker - searches for thousands of writing faults, including complex
words, jargon and abstract words, wordy phrases, hidden verbs, passive verbs,
clichés and long sentences. It then pops up advice showing you how to
edit each sentence. Using StyleWriter typically cuts 25 percent of the words
from the document and removes the stale writing habits so common in
organizational writing. It's just like having a professional editor sit down
and highlight the writing problems in any document.
Nearly every person who needs to
communicate effectively wants to break poor writing habits and write clearly
and effectively for results.
The problem is many writers and non-writers
are not expert editors. With so many rules governing grammar, spelling,
punctuation, capitalization, and proper writing style, it's easy to make
mistakes. Anyone who writes -- novice or pro -- needs an expert editor to weed
out bad grammar and style faults.
StyleWriter, the World's Largest Style and English
Usage Checker, makes it easier to write error-free, plain English copy. The
Windows-based program checks word-processed documents against 35,000+ language
problems and shows how to clarify the style. StyleWriter can help with any type
of writing task; this includes technical manuals, business letters, web site
copy, press releases, corporate white papers, legal documents, editorials,
employee handbooks, and so forth.
the clearest writing style
StyleWriter works by teaching you to write in plain English -
the style underlying all great writing. Don't think plain English is
simplistic or patronizing. Plain English is clear English. It's the style of
all great writers. Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck are writers
with a simple, clear and direct style. Time, Newsweek, Scientific America and
the Washington Post - just about every successful publication - owe their
popularity and readership to adopting a clear, readable style.
Look at your
writing through the editor's eyes
Imagine you could afford to pay an editor to improve every
document you write. Send off your business plan, technical report or
sales letter and you'd get a shorter, clearer and more effective document back.
But the cost would be hundreds of dollars a week. Break your writing habits
With StyleWriter you can edit your own documents and save
money. Sure, a professional editor would show you other ways to
improve your document, but you could get most of the advice offered by running
StyleWriter through your text.
writing transfers ideas and information from the writer to the reader clearly
and concisely. StyleWriter encourages the clearest style so your reader
concentrates and acts on your message rather than struggles to understand what
you want to say.
StyleWriter helps you write in the clear English style
by identifying words and phrases in your writing that get in the way of clarity
and poor style. It
doesn't encourage a standard style. There's plenty of room for individual
style, rhetoric and imaginative writing. So let
StyleWriter help you get rid of your poor writing habits, present in most
writing, and let you express yourself in your own words.
Gain new writing
StyleWriter shows you how to run the editorial pen through
everything you write to make it clear, concise and readable. Why
waste time drafting average documents when you can use StyleWriter to write
documents that get the results that you want?
Sales letters bring in more business.
Press releases get more media coverage.
Readers act on your suggestions.
People compliment you on your style and
Contracts don't cause disputes because they
Web pages get more visitors.
writing is easy reading that guarantees you keep your readers' attention.
Writing well helps you write successfully. StyleWriter users claim the program
has led to better results when they write. Use it on any
More powerful than your grammar
Ten times as powerful and a hundred times more useful than
the standard grammar checker in your word processor. Let's face it, we all know how poor grammar
checkers are at improving writing. They assume you cannot write a sentence and
constantly flag correct English as bad grammar. In a test of sentences with 25
grammatical errors, respondents spotted between 20 and 25 of the errors when
they read the sentences. When Microsoft Word's grammar checker went through the
same examples, it only spotted 6 out of the 25 errors.
grammar checkers really work?More accurate than
your grammar checker
StyleWriter is not a grammar checker. Grammar
checkers try to show you how to write a correct sentence by analyzing each word
for its part of speech and then only accepting sentences if the parts of speech
are in the right order. StyleWriter does not parse the sentence but looks for
the poor style habits that you can change to improve the quality of writing.
improve your grammar if you write clearly and concisely, using shorter
sentences and active verbs. StyleWriter constantly encourages you to adopt this
clear style and forces you to read your work. Thus, many grammar mistakes in
your writing will disappear as you rework your original text.So good even
professionals use StyleWriter
Designed by journalists, editors and
business writing tutors, StyleWriter gives you the skills of a good newspaper
subeditor. Simply click the StyleWriter button in Microsoft Word's or
WordPerfect's toolbar to launch a check for the common faults and bad habits
found in writing. Trimming the excess words, simplifying and clarifying your
style, checking for good English usage is easy with StyleWriter.
StyleWriter is for anyone who writes, but is
most useful for the typical office worker in business or government who has
little or no training in good writing skills.
If you use
a word processor, StyleWriter offers you better quality documents. StyleWriter
is for anyone who writes:Who Needs StyleWriter?
- Advertisers for better ads, leaflets
and press releases.
- Editors who want to use software to
develop a house style.
- Journalists to check and polish their
- Judges for legal briefs to be just that
- Lawyers trying to break centuries of
bad writing habits.
- Scientists who want to write clearly
about complex issues.
- Social Scientists who want to sound
- Students wanting to get A-Grade
- Technical Authors for shorter, readable
- Writers who want guidance. (Use
StyleWriter on your query letters, articles, correspondence, technical manuals,
proposals, and so on.)
- Government Agencies who need to produce
grammatically-correct, error-free copy.
- You, if you want to learn the secrets
of clear, direct language.