Pens writing
Credit: By Keith Williamson on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

If you're working in a small team and don't have the luxury of relying on a full-time subeditor, making sure you edit your own work as you go along can help get your story online quicker.

There are a number of tools out there designed to help writers with grammar errors, focus, and even to avoid cliches or repetition when writing.

Matt Abbott put together a list of seven such tools in this post for the Centre for Community Journalism to help you choose which ones work for you – and they're all free.

Free daily newsletter

If you like our news and feature articles, you can sign up to receive our free daily (Mon-Fri) email newsletter (mobile friendly).