I just finished writing and reviewing my masters thesis; however, I was wondering if there is an advanced grammar/style tool that'll go through my thesis and identify anything I've missed


The tool(s) don't have to be opensource rather I'm looking for a semi reliable advanced grammar (not spell checker) checker

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Check out http://www.paperrater.com/. It pregrades your paper, highly recommend...just copy and paste!

Online, FREE, no registration, and offers suggestions, etc.

  • So many features for free, it's basically someone reading it and making suggestions, but you have to send your paper to them. I'm sensing a catch somewhere, since I can't see clearly their business model.
    – Gnoupi
    Apr 26, 2010 at 14:55
  • @Gnoupi, I've tried sending them a paper before, and they gave me the results within seconds...have yet to find a catch, at least to the extent that I used it.
    – studiohack
    Apr 26, 2010 at 14:58
  • withing seconds is not from an actual person, then, so I can see the point, I think. Free version is probably used to refine the program with different sources, in order to provide their later premium service.
    – Gnoupi
    Apr 26, 2010 at 15:15

http://www.whitesmoke.com/products.html I haven't used it personally. Looks like they're running a special now, the software is about $100.


OpenOffice and OpenOffice Addons. Check them out, there are really advanced spell checker tools. (You can use the Openoffice portable also. Extensions link: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/ )

Best combination for spellchecking. :)

  • Where did I mention spell checking ? the tag was added on by someone else
    – dassouki
    Apr 23, 2010 at 14:23

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