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Expresso is a little tool to edit texts and improve your writing style. It will teach you to express yourself through writing more efficiently and help make your texts more readable, precise, and engaging. To learn more about Expresso: understand How to use, learn about text style Metrics, or do a quick interface Tutorial.

Update (Feb 25, 2014): I am currently finishing my PhD and not able to work on Expresso. I am planning to add several more features when I graduate in May: improve text analysis speed, add syntactic metrics (position of subjects and verbs in sentences, simple/complex/compound sentences) and display analysis results in beautiful graphics. I intend to keep the project free and open source. If you like Expresso, please, donate a few bucks for server maintenance and future development. You can donate via PayPal or Square Cash using my email address: mikpanko@gmail.com. Use the same address to let me know what other metrics and features you would like to see added to the tool.

Metrics for editing

synonyms hover mouse over words in text to see synonyms
weak verbs
filler words
nominalizations
entity substitutions
negations per sentence
clustered nouns
passive voice per sentence
modals
rare words
extra long sentences
extra short sentences
frequent words (stems)
frequent bigrams (stems)
frequent trigrams (stems)

General metrics

characters
words
vocabulary size
sentences
words per sentence
syllables per word
characters per word
readability grade
nouns
pronouns
verbs
adjectives
adverbs
other parts of speech
declarative sentences
interrogative sentences
exclamative sentences
stopwords