Besides having the standard text-editing tools touted by most word processors, Scrivener allows us to outline. Writers can break text into nameable, moveable sections to work on different parts of a draft and easily rearrange them later. A full-screen option and the ability to set wordcount targets help us focus, and we can format presets for page designs we like.
PerfectIt identifies consistency issues, catches spelling errors that standard spellcheckers can’t, and checks that abbreviations are defined. Lawyers find PerfectIt particularly helpful in drafting contracts. Employees at large organizations benefit from PerfectIt’s customizable style sheet, which allows users to input company-specific style rules into its checking system. PerfectIt doesn’t look for useless words and unclear phrasing, so it’s the perfect complement to WordRake.
About the Author
Caroline Engle is WordRake’s Marketing Communications Specialist. She convinced WordRake to hire her as an intern after placing in editing competitions and writing a novel in a month. When she isn’t editing or writing copy, coordinating conference logistics, or helping improve WordRake’s functionality, she’s reading, going on ten-mile walks, or looking up flight prices. Connect with her on LinkedIn here.