Writing is a growing career in remote working today. Every business now who wants an online presence, either for engagement or selling, needs a writer for their goals. And a lot of Filipinos can qualify for it. Yes, even you! You just have to hone your writing skills.
So how do you improve your writing for the better? Well, you need practice and a little help from technology. Here are 7 must-have tools for content writers and copywriters.
If you want to write your piece, Microsoft Word is one of the best software you can find. With over 20 years since launched, it offers a simple interface where you can change font styles and link websites. It’s the go-to software for most.
And it has now improved with different additional features like a more robust word dictionary, correction mode, and translation. It can even convert text into a webpage. Nifty, right?
So depending on your task, Microsoft Word might be your best choice.
We all love the Google Workspace Ecosystem. It’s easily integrated into our remote work. We can organize files in our Google drive. Send and comment links for our Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides to our team. And everything is secured with Google’s encryptions.
You can even export it as a word document or PDF. As a writer, you should know how to utilize these tools as most jobs use them. And it’s pretty convenient nonetheless.
Answer the Public
Ever have problems with topics for your client? See what the online world is searching for with Answer the Public. In relation to your keyword, it will show the top searched questions that the world asks.
For example, for the word “God,” AnswerThePublic presents the data in an idea map where you can choose topics that pique your interest. In this way, you have a lot of topics to write on in the long run.
Take note, though, that there’s a limit for the searches per day for the free version. But this can be enough for most writers.
Another tool for topics is Google Alerts. You can have Google update you with the trending articles in the keyword you chose.
An example is the above list of keywords. Google emails you every day for the top moving and ranking articles under the keywords. It’s like having an assistant searching the web for topics for you.
With this, you can ride the wave and create topics under it yourself.
No one is perfect. But we need 100% flawless grammar for our output. Grammarly will do just that. It’s a powerful tool that suggests changes for grammatical errors you’ve overlooked.
The premium version can also alert you with clarity, engagement, and delivery improvements, depending on your writing goals. But most writers just need the free version for its great error-checking. So it’s undoubtedly a must-have in your arsenal.
As a writer, you want your work to be as concise as possible. But sometimes, we can write with lengthy and complex sentences. And it might distract your audience.
You can remedy this with the Hemingway App. The Hemingway app highlights your text with different colors that signifies areas of improvement. It can detect passive voice overuse, run-on sentences, and even wordy, overly complex sentences.
You can then change some or all of them for the better. And did I mention it’s for free? You’re welcome!
You’re sure for yourself that you wrote a plagiarism-free article. But do your clients share the same sentiment? You can use Duplichecker for the task.
It can scan the internet for plagiarized parts of an article. And it’s quite accurate. But just remember that the free version is limited to 1000 words per scan.
With this, you can assure your clients that they have original content ready to be published on their platforms.
Did you find these tools helpful? What tools are you currently using for your practice? Let us know in the comment section below!
Cheers to a thriving remote working career in writing!