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3 Free Online Writing Tools That Can Immediately Improve Your Content

As more and more content surfaces online, the ability to quickly proofread and re-structure the writing used for your posts and articles is essential. There are many free online writing tools that can be used to polish your articles and posts prior to publishing them. Today let’s look at 3 free writing tools that can complement your efforts. Take full advantage of these free resources when polishing your content and preparing it for online publishing.

Having fast online access to a good spell and grammar checker is invaluable. In addition a keyword density tool can be helpful when focusing on specific keyword phrases. Thirdly is the online readability tool. The readability tool can insure that your sentence structure is easy to read, your content flows well and is understandable by a wide audience.

One of my favorite spell checker as well as grammar tools can be found at polishmywriting.com, which is presented by After The Deadline. This quick and easy online tool can check spelling as well as grammar and make reasonable suggestions that will enhance your writing.

Keyword density is the percentage of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page compared to the total number of words on the page. This is a key metric when considering SEO efficiency. Many search engines consider the keyword density of a page when determining relevancy. The use of a good keyword density tool is always an asset when focusing on specific words and phrases that attract specific audiences. Luckily SEOBook provides a free online keyword density tool that makes this task easy. Using a keyword density tool helps you structure content that focuses on specific topics with ease.

The Flesch–Kincaid readability score tests readability and comprehension difficulty. These test measure content based upon contemporary academic English. This is one of the most powerful free online writing tools available to non-writers. The readability factors are broken into two tests. The Flesch Reading Ease, and the Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level test are the two primary elements of the scale.

Although these two test use the same core measures (word length and sentence length), they have different weighting factors for each. The results of the two tests correlate inversely: a text with a comparatively high score on the Reading Ease test should have a lower score on the Grade Level test. Rudolf Flesch devised both systems while J. Peter Kincaid developed the latter for the United States Navy.

The Flesch–Kincaid formula was first used by the United States Army. It became helpful when assessing the difficulty of technical manuals. Soon after in 1978 it became the Department of Defense military standard. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was the first state in the United States to require that automobile insurance policies be written at no higher than a ninth grade level. This equates to about 14 to 15 years of age. That is the measurement of reading difficulty, as measured by the F-K formula. This is now a common requirement in many other states and for other legal documents such as insurance policies. Reader Digest typically scores on average around 65 on this scale.

In the Flesch Reading Ease test, higher scores indicate material that is easier to read; lower numbers mark passages that are more difficult to read. The formula for the Flesch Reading Ease Score (FRES) test is:

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These tools can help anyone write well enough to publish ideas and effective articles online.

Free Flesch–Kincaid Readability Tool
http://www.online-utility.org/english/readability_test_and_improve.jsp

After The Deadline
http://polishmywriting.com

SEOBook Keyword Density Tool
http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/