Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Letting the Machines Mess With Your Text

Harry Marks took at look at two apps which are supposed to help improve writing:

What these apps have taught me is no application can make you a better writer. No application is going to examine your work with an editor’s eye. If you don’t adhere to a series of set black-and-white rules administered by dumb machines, your prose will be considered ill-written and marked for further edits, or worse yet, deletion.

For a fun time, try feeding these apps text from your favourite classic authors to see how their writing could be “improved”