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Top 10 Copy Editing Tools

Here's a list of some of the best copy editing tools brought to you by

Moleskine Notebook

Just because copy editors don’t write new content doesn’t mean copy editors don’t need to take notes or jot down their creative thoughts. When coming across copy you love (or copy you hate), jotting down those ideas in a notebook can come in handy later.

Style Guides

All copy editors must use a style sheet when they copy edit a document, especially a long document such as a manual or a book. This ensures that names, dates, spellings, etc., are consistent. The Elements of Style is a classic style book used by many copy editors.

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

Unsuck It

Un-Suck It is a free web app that allows you to convert words that don’t flow well in your copy (like business jargon) and replace it with fun words that do.

This free tool will analyze your headline to determine the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) score. As you know, reaching your customers in an deep and emotional way is a key to successful copywriting, and your headline is unquestionably the most important piece of copy you use to reach prospects.

Website readability test tool. Test readability by referer, URI or direct text input. Scores for Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease and Grade Level, Gunning Fog Score, Coleman Liau Index and Automated Readability Index.

Title Capitalization Tool - Capitalize My Title

Title capitalization made easy. Use this automatic title capitalization tool to properly capitalize blog titles, email subjects, essay titles, and more.

Editing Pens

No copy editor can feel complete without a set of multi-colored editing pens. They just make the corrections stand out!

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Also Chicago Style Q&A, tools for editors, book.