I don't use it, but I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip. I'm always looking for help in that department.Joebruno999 said:Does anyone use the program Ginger to spell check and to find typos? I've been using it for a couple of weeks and it works great.
It will catch trail if you mean trial, things like that. Improper English. Improper words etc...MegHarris said:Still not Ginger, here. I have looked at it, though, and wondered what it does that Microsoft Word does not do. Can you give me some examples of what errors it might catch that Word would miss?
Thanks, I'll try reading backwards. See if it works.Caddy said:Thanks for that, Betsy. I agree that the human eye is the best. Oh, and everyone should read their book once out loud and once backwards. The out loud gives you an idea of flow and also if you repeat words in a paragraph. Typos stick out. Backwards? What I mean by that is one PARAGRAPH (not word) at a time from the end forward. That way you don't get caught up in the story and flow and typos and sentence structure stick out. I'm not saying these replace an editor. I'm saying they are extremely valuable.
Great analysis! Thanks for posting this, Betsy!Betsy the Quilter said:For what it's worth, found this comparison between Ginger and some other options...
You know, I've always been confused when someone has suggested to read a WIP backwards, because yes, I assumed they meant every word. Well now I feel sheepish -_-Caddy said:Backwards? What I mean by that is one PARAGRAPH (not word) at a time from the end forward. That way you don't get caught up in the story and flow and typos and sentence structure stick out.