PerfectIt

Proofreading software for editors, managers, and writers

About PerfectIt

PerfectIt is a cloud-based and on-premise proofreading software designed to help lawyers, medical and technical writers, editors, proposal managers, proofreaders, and other professional writers analyze documents for grammatical, syntax, and spelling errors, and implement style rules to ensure consistency across the content. The platform enables authors to create and edit a variety of documents like contracts, guides, proposals, articles, books, journals, and more.

PerfectIt allows organizations to personalize the interface with a custom logo to establish brand identity, define custom writing rules, and configure the checking standards. It supports multiple writing styles such as GPO, American legal, WHO, EU, and UN. It analyzes content based on multiple factors including capitalization of words and phrases, hyphenation for fractions, directions, prefixes, and numbers, spelling errors, typos, and more.

The house style functionality in PerfectIt lets users define custom preferences to avoid usage of specific terminologies and language and create custom style sheets. Enterprises can also check the usage of abbreviations, tables, and figures, provide automatic definitions, and ensure correct numbering in sentences.

Key benefits of PerfectIt

PerfectIt improves consistency, ensures quality, saves time and helps enforce house styles.

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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of PerfectIt: 7

  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Document Review
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Spell Correction
  • Text Editing

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Overall rating

4,9 /5
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Value for Money
5/5
Features
4,9/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Wendy B.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The tool you didn't know you needed

Reviewed on 2020/09/15

Having the right tools makes me a better editor. PerfectIt is one of the best tools I have.

Having the right tools makes me a better editor. PerfectIt is one of the best tools I have.

Pros

It's easy to use, thorough, and extremely customizable. It does all the tedious stuff that makes my eyes and my head ache, and lets me use my time for the stuff that needs an editor's brain.

Cons

I can't complain about a thing. It's a brilliant piece of software.

Karin C.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An Essential Tool for the Editor

Reviewed on 2020/09/03

To the extent that I have experienced any technical issues with the software, and they have been...

To the extent that I have experienced any technical issues with the software, and they have been negligible in the years that I have used it, customer service has been flawless and the problem is resolved almost immediately.

There are no products like it on the market. Many attempts have been made to copy it, but they uniformly suggest changes that would introduce errors into the manuscript at worst and suggest changes in the name of concision that would strip the work of its soul at best.

Pros

PerfectIt continues to be one of the wisest business purchases for the editor. This cunning software ensures consistently throughout the manuscript and automates many tasks that would otherwise take longer. Further, PerfectIt spotted the typo "shit" for "shift" in a Workers' Compensation evaluation, and so it paid for itself on the spot. I am sure I would have found it, but industry standard means that editors catch 95% of errors. I charge by the hour for forensic reports, so this software saves my clients money. I charge fiction and other projects by the word, so this saves me time and increases my hourly rate for those projects.

Even though I do a lot of structural and line editing, I rely on this software to spot inconsistencies in queries as a diagnostic for the author and to ensure that place names, character names, and similar are consistently spelled so as to avoid introducing errors into the manuscript. It also helps me spot the author's style choices.

Cons

The only thing missing is APA 7. It would be helpful to have this style guide since I rely on it and CMOS almost exclusively. Even with that omission, PerfectIt is excellent.

Nikki B.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Time-saving tool for editors like me

Reviewed on 2020/09/15

I've been using PerfectIt for several years. First, I used it with a PC laptop even though my main...

I've been using PerfectIt for several years. First, I used it with a PC laptop even though my main machine is an iMac because the Cloud version wasn't available. As soon as the Cloud version was released, I shoved my PC laptop in a drawer and bought a Mac laptop. PerfectIt simplifies my life and helps me streamline my business practices.

Pros

As a freelance editor who works primarily with fiction and creative nonfiction, I find PerfectIt saves me time and helps me to work more efficiently. I am thrilled that a Cloud version is now available for Mac users. I actually held off on buying a second Mac for my business until the Cloud version was made available. PerfectIt helps me ensure consistency in the manuscripts I edit. It's the only editing software I subscribe to. I also appreciate PerfectIt because I am averse to using macros on a Mac and the program helps make up for some of that.

Cons

Although the Cloud version continues to improve, I'll be happier when I can run a 100K-word document through PerfectIt without having to run some of the PerfectIt tests individually because of file size. I'd also like to be able to configure the Cloud version for different style guides, but I don't think that's available yet.

Josephine B.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Second set of eyes

Reviewed on 2021/01/26

Recently, I had a computer meltdown. I lost all my data and had to tediously reinstall it from my...

Recently, I had a computer meltdown. I lost all my data and had to tediously reinstall it from my exterior hard drive to a new computer. Afterwards, I realised I'd lost PerfectIt - couldn't locate it anywhere.

A call for help to the folks at PerfectIt was answered promptly and I was able to download my preferred version without any cost, which I totally appreciated. I'm so happy to have it back again!

Pros

I use an older version of PerfectIt and I'm very happy with it. I especially like that it can support all the tedious details of my chosen style, so I can be confident I'm sending off work that's done well.

Cons

None. But I don't like feedback boxes like this one, where I am forced to say something yet have nothing to say.

Katrien B.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Essential tool for proofreaders

Reviewed on 2020/09/20

PerfectIt enables me to deliver a top quality service to my customers. I especially use PerfectIt...

PerfectIt enables me to deliver a top quality service to my customers. I especially use PerfectIt to check for inconsistencies in very large documents. I couldn't go without it.

Pros

I like its ability to detect inconsistencies, and as I often proofread academic articles, how PerfectIt determines where abbreviations should be spelled out and where only the abbreviation should be used. The most useful feature for me is that it tells you how many occurrences there are of spelling version A and how many of version B, giving you the option to select the version of your preference and making the changes, either one by one, or to all occurrences simultaneously.

Cons

There isn't anything I dislike. I just wished I had more time to study its many features that I haven't explored yet. I haven't looked into creating my own style guides, which is probably quite easy.
I also wished that, in the case of abbreviations, PerfectIt would pick up that an abbreviation should be spelled out once in the abstract and once again in the main part of the text, but I understand that this may be very difficult to achieve. On a positive note, when PerfectIt picks up the abbreviations, it allows you to scroll through all the occurrences and check where the abbreviations appear in the text. It is easy to make changes where necessary.

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PerfectIt offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$70,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PerfectIt offers a free trial for 14 days after which it is available on annual subscriptions spanning across the following plans: Free Trial (14 days) - $0 Single/Team (1-45 users) - $ 70 per year Enterprise (46+ users) - $2495 per 100 users per year

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PerfectIt has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

PerfectIt supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices PerfectIt supports

PerfectIt integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Word

PerfectIt offers the following support options:

Phone Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

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