Writing your books is the easy part, the editing however is not. You read over your prose again and again until you can quote each page word for word and pretty much end up brainwashed from reading the same thing over and over day in day out. Well this editing software will save your sanity and I have been using it now for just over a year and it has changed my writing for the better. I use it as a plugin for Office Word and it has saved not only time but money also. The prices some editors charge is unbelievable and if you're like me and don't have a ton of cash to spare then for a small investment this software will help improve your manuscript in no time, I had my book edited and polished within a week and when I was finished the difference in the reading experience was amazing. So why struggle with the dreaded editing any longer check out Pro writing aid and save yourself a major headache. 

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I can't say enough about this software. It's free to download and almost just as good as Photoshop, though it lacks some of the great features that Photoshop and illustrator provide the learning curve isn't as severe and you can pretty much learn to use GIMP in as little as an hour. I have been using GIMP now for quite a while and it makes designing your book covers and marketing materials a breeze. With the help of Amazon's templates and a little research you can design a descent book cover in under an hour. The fact that software is free is amazing because it offers the Indie Author so much freedom but without the ridiculous price tags attached to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator which can run into the hundreds even thousands. This software has so many features to help you get the job done. You can download it for free from http://www.gimp.org

When it comes to being a writer or musician or artist for that matter, I cannot state how important copyrighting your work is. From the moment it goes from your mind onto a page or canvas it becomes an intellectual work. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen my books up on pirate websites and elsewhere on the internet, but I was one step ahead of these guys by having my work copyrighted and being able to prove that I am the Author of the work this is when it was written and this is the date the copyright was registered. It doesn't have to be expensive to register your work and the company that I use only charge €8.00 or $10.00 and believe me for such a small investment it can save you real problems in the long run if you end up taking someone to court over copyright infringements you will have all the documentation to prove you are the materials creator. So the company I recommend are Works Copyright and you can find them right here