Hemingway Editor

Website review by Stephanie Trautman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Terrible, waste of money

Please do not purchase this app. It is terrible. It highlights adverbs and long sentences. Besides that, it has no other functions.

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Too much consumerism
age 10+

Just Okay

While Hemingway Editor may seem to appeal to everyone, it really only appeals to elementary school through middle school. I'm a college student and I'm constantly putting in my papers and my complex sentences and words are being told that they're too hard to read. Well that's not really helping me. My paper is subjected to an audience that has had years of English and grammar classes. Yes, my paper will be a little more difficult for a sixth grader to understand, but not for college students. I think the site really helps with passive and active voice. I love that it highlights sentences because then I'm constantly revising and editing. I just wish there were different sections for this site. For example, editing for grade school where they focus on grammar and spelling and sentence structure. For middle school it focuses more on getting them to write more complex sentences while checking the grammar. High school and college should also have the grammar feature, but the site should know that the writing is going to be for a mature audience and not for elementary students. But overall, I think it's a great site to use.

This title has:

Great messages

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: writing, writing clearly
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, Communication: conveying messages effectively
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (The website is free to use, but the desktop app (called Hemingway Editor 2.0) is $9.99 to download.)
  • Last updated: September 15, 2020

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