Becoming skilled at business writing is time well spent. Emails, proposals and business plans are part of your business’ currency. The way you’re able (or unable) to express yourself reflects on your company’s reputation and standing. So, you want to get it right.
However, not everybody with a sharp business acumen is able to express themselves well in written form. In these cases, it’s worth the time and investment in acquiring one or several tools in order to ensure your business writing is as rich and error-free as this quarter’s shareholder’s report.
Ginger for Android. Avoid sending out any more emails or social media posts with grammar or spelling mistakes with this app. It not only saves you from making embarrassing mistakes, it also gives you a personalized tutorial on common mistakes it sees you making. Designed to support over 65 languages and also offers translations for 40 languages.
WhiteSmoke is a lifesaver when you’re writing an important email or business proposal. It checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, plagiarism, punctuation and style issues. Both regular and premium versions offer a full-text translator that translates into 45 different languages. Only the premium version offers writing and grammar tutorials and document and letter templates. You can pay monthly, starting at $9.95 for basic services and $14.95 for premium or order a lifetime service at $159.95 for basic services and $299.95 for premium.
JetWriters. No app can compare to high-quality help from real writers and editors. If you are preparing an important business document or just need to check whether your writing makes sense and is free from grammar and stylistic mistakes, you can turn to JetWriters team. This custom writing service will be extremely helpful when you run out of time and need quick assistance.
Business Plan Pro. This application guides you through the arduous process of creating a business plan. It offers you tutorials in both plain text and videos, teaches you the language of business financials, checks your figures to make sure the math adds up, and gives you over 500 business plan templates. Standard version goes for $99.95 while the Premier version goes for $159.95.
Enloop. Another business plan application that features an AutoWrite system that allows you to simply input your company’s data while their program creates the business plan. Automates the accounting for you in whichever currency you choose, too. Spell checking for 16 different languages available. Basic, Advanced and Professional plans are available at different price ranges. You get to try out one Enloop business plan for free.
Docstoc. A comprehensive resource of virtually any document template you could ever need. It also offers links to courses and provides you with articles and videos with titles like “What is A/B Testing?” and “Define Your Startup’s Market Target.” Yearly membership works out to be about $120 with unlimited access to all documents and tutorials.
WordStream. Automatically keeps you up to date with new search engine algorithms so you can keep your company’s website or blog SEO current. They claim to convert 60% more leads and cut costs by 10%. Their pricing is appropriately graded to the size of your company’s search spending. You get a free tryout, too.
Whether you need to build a business plan from scratch, have access to business document templates or stop sending out emails with spelling errors, these applications will help you improve your business writing, thus improving your business.