Have to reblog this.. No Wasted Ink is always a great “go to” blog for writing tips and this is another useful post. Self editing is notoriously difficult and if you can use some tools to help with some of it it’s worth it. I use online/ add in tools to help identify some of my own bad habits as it’s easy to miss them when you’re on your fourth read of a manuscript eg frequently used words or adverbs. I know I will have some of the critters in there, they always slip through, and being able to quickly identify them before I start the real slog of detailed line editing is useful. I use a couple of paid ones for different things, depending on what I want and if I want to copy/paste or not. Grammarly and Autocrit are useful tools. Ginger useful too but it’s “suggestions” for improvement often miss the mark. I love the freebie suggestions here – few I’ve not heard of but will definitely try.