By Mary CharleboisITWPA MemberIs your story Editor-Ready? Proofread, check spelling, punctuation, and grammar. If you are using Microsoft Word, there’s a spelling and punctuation checker built in. Turn it on, so it’s an automatic function while you’re writing. I also use Grammarly. It’s more comprehensive than Word’s checker. There is a free version that is excellent and works nicely with MS Word. The paid version digs deep and checks for plagiarism. Make a good impression on an editor, use these tools for both stories and emails.