I love words.  I get a real rush out of finding the right words and turning them into a phrase that works in and on my head.  I always thought that I should be able to earn a living as a writer.  And you know, when I stop to think about it, maybe this computer systems stuff I have been doing for the past 30 years is more about my use of words than I ever realized. 

So much of the digital jargon overwhelms people.  Me too.  In the early days of the Information Revolution I submitted an article to the Harvard Business Review advising the downtrodden masses to rise up and challenge the geeks.  Make them use real words.  Make them convey understanding instead of bits, bytes and other fragments of knowledge.   Most of my career has been spent trying to translate the symbols of the geeks into something that mere mortals can relate to.

Since I wrote my novel, I have come to realize that there is another group of individuals struggling to understand the likes of people like me. (Writers who are more interested in conveying a message than in structuring that message around “proper” English)   Unfortuantely these Language geeks frequently argue amongst themselves about what is truly correct.  On the other hand, I am the first to admit that a spell check too often acts as my only tribute paid to the language I use.

Enter WhiteSmoke software.  An engaging tool that considers what you have written and suggests ways to improve the structure of your message.  Because it is software, you can easily dismiss its critique with a “No I like my way better” or you can accept its changes with a “You know, you’re right that is a better way to say that”.  Make sure you wait for a specially priced bundle before buying(I Paid $99 for a full professional suite).   It installs in your PC(or Mac) and you can ask it to review ANY written words on your screen.

If you are in the business of writing words that move,  a WhiteSmoke screening can ensure nothing gets in your way.