Ensuring written text is clear, engaging and accessible is important when creating resources. To achieve this when new to writing online can be difficult. Luckily there are several tools out there to help you! Spelling and grammar checks in Word and PowerPoint are a great example.
In this post we’d like to feature one free online tool that helps you develop your writing style. The Hemmingway app is a website that allows you to check how accessible your text is to the reader. Here’s how they describe their service:
Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. It’s like a spellchecker, but for style. It makes sure that your reader will focus on your message, not your prose.
As you can see there is work for me to do in improving my style! I would like to say I wrote the draft this way to show how the app works however, dear reader, I feel this may be a fib. So instead I used the app to redraft the post and with just some small tweaks really tightened up what I was trying to convey.