Writing and Editing Tools


There are lots of different software and freeware programs to help you with your writing needs. The following are just a few you may want to investigate.


Computer Software Suites


Microsoft Office

The Office suite is the predominant set of tools for creating documents on Windows and Macintosh computers. The core software includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.


Apple iWork

The iWork suite for Macintosh has three parts: Pages, Keynote, and Numbers – all three will read and write files that are compatible with their Microsoft counterpart.


Open-Source Software

Free to download and use, you may want to check out:


Lotus Symphony

Apache Open Office


Cloud Office Suites

Cloud services keep your documents portable, easy-to-share, and you don’t have to keep track of a flash drive.


Google Drive

Google Drive allows you to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, and presentations online.


Microsoft OneDrive

If you prefer using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, you’ll probably also prefer Microsoft OneDrive..


Editing Software


Just like a human reviewer, Ginger Proofreader corrects spelling and grammar