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Proofreading

Have you tried…

Customising the background colour, font size and style of your PC screen?

Application Link
Windows  Windows PC Guide to changing color of a document
Mac Mac Guide to color edits

 

Using spellcheck applications? 

Application Link Comments
Windows PC Guide Spell Check for Microsoft   
Mac Guide Spell Check and Grammer Check for Macs  

Texthelp Read & Write Scan

TextHelp Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
Tinyspell TinySpell : Free Spell Checker Software For Windows Available on its own or as part of My Study Bar

Ginger spell and grammar check

Ginger Spell Checker  

 

Using text-to-speech software?

Application Link Comments
Texthelp  Read & Write TextHelp Beginners Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
Orato (Windows) MyStudyBar App Available on their own or as part of My Study Bar
Balabolka (Windows) MyStudyBar App Available on their own or as part of My Study Bar
Mac-text-to-speech OS X Mavericks: Hear your Mac speak text  
Natural Reader  NaturalReader 14  
Voice Dream Voice Dream Reader  
ClaroSpeak ClaroSpeak Chrome App  

 

Applying proofreading techniques? 

Application Link
Oxford learning institute Guide to Editing and Proofreading (PDF)
BBC Skillswise Editing and Proofreadin Help
Purdue OWL Editing and Proofreading - Where to begin

 

Using speech recognition applications?

Application Link
Mac Dictate Use your voice to enter text on your Mac
Windows speech recognition How to use Speech Recognition in Windows
Google Chrome Dictation – Speech Recognition in the Browser
Paperport by Nuance PaperPort Notes Download
Smarphone speech recognition apps Top rated smartphone voice recognition software

 

Using citation/referencing management applications? 

12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools

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