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After the Deadline helps you write better by adding spell, style, and grammar checking to web applications. You can learn more on our features page.
After the Deadline is available as:
- a plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs
- a plugin for bbPress forums
- an add-on for the Firefox web browser
- an extension for the Google Chrome web browser.
- a bookmarklet for other browsers
- an extension for OpenOffice.org Writer, a popular open-source word processor
You can also find it as:
- A plugin option for the IntenseDebate comment system
- Your proofreader on WordPress.com
For developers we provide plenty of tools to help After the Deadline spread far and wide.
No, After the Deadline is available as a plugin for supported web applications. You may use After the Deadline through a simple web interface at http://www.polishmywriting.com.
You can permanently ignore any error message. Click an error and select "Ignore Always". This will update a cookie in your browser. In WordPress you can visit the After the Deadline settings page (the same place you input your key) to unignore errors.
Yes. After the Deadline's spell checker is available for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. It's an option in our WordPress plugin at this time.
You can permanently ignore any error message. Click an error and select "Ignore Always".
Not yet. For now, American, British, and Canadian variations of words are in our dictionary.
After the Deadline looks for commonly confused English words and then decides, using the surrounding context, if another word is a better fit. Sometimes it gets it wrong.
After the Deadline is not a replacement for carefully reading what you write. It is a safety net meant to capture common mistakes and bring them to your attention. Finding every error is not possible with today's technology.
The name After the Deadline is inspired by the NY Times After Deadline blog:
After Deadline examines questions of grammar, usage and style encountered by writers and editors of The Times. It is adapted from a weekly newsroom critique overseen by Philip B. Corbett, the deputy news editor who is also in charge of The Times's style manual. The goal is not to chastise, but to point out recurring problems and suggest solutions.
Since many writers wrestle with similar troubles, we think these observations might interest general readers, too.
Since AtD is a style checker to help new media (re: internet) writers shine, we found this name very fitting.