I have to say this is pretty amazing. The WordPress blogging platform now offers artificial intelligence for proofreading, and we’re not talking any old spell checker.
Here is what this “intelligent proofreading” covers:
- Bias language
- Complex phrases
- Diacritical marks
- Double negatives
- Hidden verbs
- Jargon phrases
- Passive voice
- Phrases to avoid
- Redundant phrases
I bet this already exist in MS Word or Apple Pages, but I’ve never seen this on the web. It is taking my editing to a whole new level…in color:
The proofreading feature checks spelling, misused words, grammar, and style. You can tell the type of error by its color.
- Misused words and spelling errors are red
- Grammar mistakes are green
- Style suggestions are blue
For anyone who self-publishes on the web this is “just what the doctor ordered.” There is only so many times you can proofread your own content.
Also, if you’re worried about what technology is doing to teachers and education, here is a great read, Don’t Confuse Technology with Teaching.