Why is Google Docs the best tool for writing and editing?

Writing can be done with no more than a pen, some paper, and a single idea. Yet the market is saturated with writing tools guaranteed to make you a better writer—if you’re willing to pay. (Personally, I’d rather save my money for working with a professional through the editing phase.)

Unlike other editors, I won’t make you submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word format, because Word costs money. Plenty of free software out there can do exactly the same job and my favourite is Google Docs.

Google Docs automatically tracks your revisions, and keeps my comments neat and tidy so you won’t get overwhelmed by my changes or suggestions. It’s cloud-based, so you can work on it anywhere, on any device, and it will always be up-to-date. We can even work on it at the same time. And the best part is, it’s free.

For more information, check out this guest post I wrote last year for the Australian Writers’ Centre blog.

Select your editing mode in Google Docs.