A tool for drafting and rewriting text and articles
A tool for drafting and rewriting text and articles

Introduction to Gorewrite - a tool for rewriting, revising and amending articles and text documents.

I developed this tool out of need - "Necessity is the mother of invention".
As a writer and website developer and I need to prepare articles and website content on all sorts of topics - quickly and efficiently. You name it I tried them all. There are a wide range of software tools and rewriting services available, both online and offline. These consist of synonym replacement tools of various types - both automatic replacement and ones that provide look-up lists for each word. The individual word by word - pick and choose methods are probably the best but they are extremely time-consuming. The rewriting consultant services are great but are very expensive. The methods using translations to a foreign language and back to English are haphazard. These translation methods are common but the methodology used is seldom disclosed. Both the automatic replacement methods using synonyms and translation methods can be very disappointing and produce poor results. The replacement words are often inappropriate and make no sense in the context of the sentence.

A better way is needed. The usual way to write an article for an essay or for a website is to gather the source material from various websites, organize this under a series of headings and then to rewrite each section in your own words. Essentially this means taking the concepts and ideas of the source material, finding new words and expressions as replacements and inserting your own ideas and expression. Gorewrite is designed to help you make the first stage of this - the substitutions much easier and better by making sure the replacement words are appropriate. Gorewrite includes a set of 3 synonyms for 8000 of the most widely used words in English language. These words have been carefully selected as appropriate for this purpose. The process will never be perfect because many words in English are used in many different ways as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc. Also many words have many different meanings in various contexts. However by carefully selecting the words to be included and the synonyms the performance can be maximized. With 8000 words included you can expect Gorewrite to replace about half of the words and for about 80% of the words to be suitable replacements. To use Gorewrite you copy you source material into your clipboard paste your text into the text box. Then you can click one of the 5 'substitute' buttons and replacement words will be inserted and colored 'red'. The revised text is shown in a box below the 'edit' box. You can then either accept the modifications and paste the revise text into the 'edit' box, or try one of the other options. You can also multiply the changes by redoing the substitutions with one of the other options.

Once you are satisfied with the substitutions you then start the revision stage. This involves going through the text and rewriting in your own words. You proceed by accepting or modifying the substitutes, adding new words and ideas and re-expressing various parts and reordering the words and sentences to suit. Gorewrite helps by suggesting changes you can evaluate and work on with your own input. This may mean making the changes work or extending the ideas the changes generate. You should not expect the substitutes to work immediately. It is not an automatic replacement system, but a way of making suggestions you can work on. You should find that this is an easier and faster process than trying to rewrite the source material from scratch. Gorewrite will suggest changes to about half the words giving you a great start to the revision.

Once you have completed the basic revision you should copy the text into a word processor for final editing, formatting and spellchecking.

What are the advantages of Gorewrite?

The advantages of Gorewrite are
=> the large number of words included - 3 synonyms for 8000 words.
=> the careful selection of the synonyms so that they work and make sense
=> the speed and ease of the replacements - the substitutes are delivered with simple button push and you can check he changes before accepting them.
=> the variety of options provided. The 3 synonyms for each word provide a total of 5 options for 'search and replacement'
=> the 'Edit Box' provides many editing and highlighting tools. Simply select the text to be modified and click the button to make the change required.
=> to prevent selected words being substituted simply change the first letter to a capital - as the tool is case-sensitive. These capitals can be easily added and removed using the find and replace tools of your text editor.
=> the first and last words in a sentence are not replaced. Gorewrite is case-sensitive and so the first word is not changed. Also Gorewrite only replaces words that have a 'space' before and after the word, or words followed by a comma (,). This helps to ensure the fundamental meaning of the text is retained.
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