Here, in playful experiments, we test the strengths and weaknesses of each featured grammar- and style-checking tool. Can we trick, surprise, or confuse a tool? What will happen if we feed that machine a slightly unexpected text (i.e. one that does not entirely match the patterns that the tool has been taught to recognize)?

Ginger proofreads, paraphrases and translates...


Helen Sword’s book on academic writing:

see separately our experiments with Ginger 1. proofreading, 2. paraphrasing and 3. translating the text


Stephen Turner’s quirky academic article:

1. an experiment with proofreading, and 2. with paraphrasing


Faulty sentences with common punctuation mistakes (proofreading only)