Are you making full use of all the proofreading features available with the newest version of WordPress?
If you put some time into understanding how the features work (mainly how to understand what they are suggesting to you) you can have an editor look over your post before you publish it to your site. This is something people should be taking advantage of. I didn’t know they had so much packed into it beyond spellcheck.
English Grammar and Style Options
The proofreader applies many of its grammar rules by default. These extra options find patterns of poor writing style:
- Bias language may offend or alienate different groups of readers.
- Clichés are overused phrases with little reader impact.
- Complex phrases are words or phrases with simpler every-day alternatives.
- Diacritical marks are accents and marks attached to letters in some nouns and words borrowed from other languages. This option helps restore these marks in your writing.
- A double negative is one negative phrase followed by another. The negatives cancel each other out, making the meaning hard to understand.
- A hidden verb is a verb made into a noun. These often need extra verbs to make sense.
- Jargon phrases are foreign words and phrases that only make sense to certain people.
- Passive voice obscures or omits the sentence subject. Frequent use of passive voice makes your writing hard to understand.
- Phrases to avoid are wishy-washy or indecisive phrases.
- Redundant phrases can be shortened by removing an unneeded word.