Project: Editsaurus

Editsaurus is a tool to identify potential pitfalls in a piece of writing, and encourage good habits. It looks for adverbs, filler words, passive voice, lexical illusions, commonly misused words, and pronouns. It was inspired by article 3 shell scripts to improve your writing, or "My Ph.D. advisor rewrote himself in bash." by Matt Might which shared shell scripts that look for a few of the things Editsaurus does.

I have been running my own writing through it for a while, and I feel like it has helped me become a better writer by eliminating bad habits. It is not perfect and not a replacement for editing, but I thought it could be useful for other writers.

Editsaurus | Source Code

Tyler Walters

Written by Tyler Walters

Tyler Walters is a software engineer in Phoenix, Arizona. He is married to a beautiful woman and has three incredible daughters. He is interested in game development, writing, beer, and hot wings.