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Writing => All the Write Questions => Topic started by: bobby digital on October 01, 2006, 11:27:20 AM

Title: read it back
Post by: bobby digital on October 01, 2006, 11:27:20 AM
Itís often said that when editing a w.i.p. the easiest and simplest thing you can do is read the wip back to yourself. While this helps me identify the most obvious of errors I feel that the errors which are less apparent (as well as other things that may need tweaking) still slip through my editing net. So Iíve invested in a text to speech program which is basically a program that will read my wip back to me.

It only reads what is written therefore it picks up on flaws the work might contain:  punctuation, flow/structure of sentences...
There are various versions available at and the voices sound natural enough but be aware, the voices of the free demos sound quite robotic.

Just thought i'd post and let you know as it could be useful to others who are editing their wip ;)