Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 130 / JUNE 1991 / PAGE 145

Editor. (grammar checking software) (evaluation)
by Peter Francis

Whether you're writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation, Editor can help by checking mechanics, word usage, and vocabulary.

Editor is the scholastic cousin of popular PC grammatik and Right-Writer. The difference is that Editor emphasizes thoughtful revision by the writer and not quick onscreen fixes. The program analyzes a user's document and prints a version that identifies problems. Improper usage, vagueness, cliches, jargon, redundancy, general wordiness, and nonstandard spellings are flagged; and Editor does an excellent job of catching syntax and grammar mistakes as well. After that it's up to you. While not for the casual writer, Editor excels as an aid to precise writing and might improve even the worst prose.