I was hunting around google for editors I can't afford to hire and editing software I can't afford to purchase when I found this wonderful little gem of web-based text editing analysis FREE!
I thought to myself, why would this be floating around free in cyberspace?
I still have no answer to that question. But I haven't tried to figure it out too hard because I've been too busy editing my manuscripts with this awesome text analysis.
It finds all the sticky sentences, all the repetitive word use errors, all the instances of was, had, could, should, would, and that....that need to be reconsidered or removed from your manuscript.
It does not edit for you, but it is teaching me to look at my own material like an editor.
Does that mean I can get away with using this and not hiring an editor at all? Probably not. Will I try it anyway...probably. I have a tendency to learn things the hard way.