Tools for Authors: Atomic Reach’s AI Copy Editor

Between spellcheck, Grammarly, EditMinion, and what have you, authors have many software tools they can use to check their work.

But Toronto-based Atomic Reach thinks its Atomic AI platform, which launches this week, has the competition beat.

At the core, you’ve got an artificial neural network that’s been painstakingly built to understand 23 distinct measures of language and structure. This artificial neural network is continuously growing, and as it consumes more data, it becomes more precise.

It boasts over three million articles in its database. This is growing constantly, and is analyzed on a regular basis.

“While a human being has an understanding of communication and language, computers do not,” explained Bradley Silver, co-founder of Atomic Reach.

Atomic AI falls into a fiercely competitive market that includes the likes of Grammarly and Yoast. But it also differs in a number of key areas.

Firstly, in complexity. Atomic AI is the product of a painstaking, three-year development process that has seen Atomic Reach clinch around $9 million in venture capital. But it’s also aimed at a less general market, as it’s primarily built with content marketers in mind.

This influences what it looks for. Atomic AI isn’t solely concerned about readability. It considers the things that marketers care about – like engagement and conversions.

With pricing reportedly starting at $850, Atomic AI is out of the price range of most authors (unless they are lucky enough to get it through work). But those who can afford it will find it as a WP plugin and a Chrome extension.

Is it really worth the cost, when you can join a writing group or take a class and get the attention of real human beings for a whole lot less?


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Bill Adams15 May, 2018

    Thanks for the tip. At 3 to 5 cents a word, an 80K word novel costs at least $2400 to have professionally copy-edited. At $850, if this software worked, it would be a bargain.


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