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ostarella
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I suppose if one uses it only as an aid (like spellchecker – you know you still have to do your own checking after), it could spot a few things. But unfortunately, people tend to treat algorithms as gods – and in art, that can result in terrible results.

The best editing tool I’ve ever found is reading what you’ve written out loud. It’s not quick, it’s not easy, it’s not “automatic” – but I prefer maintaining my own imprint on the story.