Perhaps the most difficult part of any communications job is the writing.
Even the most seasoned and passionate writers—whether they work in public relations, marketing or any other writing-heavy field—often run into issues relating to output, grammar and word choice.
Writing is harder than it looks, especially when you have a tight deadline and no margin for error.
Whether it’s drafting a press release, creating an op-ed in the voice of a client for a major news outlet, or sending valuable memos and updates to all relevant parties, communicators have a lot of writing to do. As artificial intelligence permeates today’s workplace, soft skills like writing will become more crucial to personal and organization-wide success.
Luckily, writers no longer have to make this uphill climb alone. There are a wealth of excellent online tools, many of them free or inexpensive, that can help you stay productive, accurate and on schedule. Consider these eight: