Killer trick to improve your writing courtesy of OS X

If you’re writing a document or an email it’s always a good idea to have someone proofread the document for you. Sometimes, just hearing your written words out loud helps to uncover awkward phrases.

You might not have another person on hand to read your work for you. Luckily, with OS X you can have proof reading built right in!.

Apple has included text to speech in OS X for a long time. Using it to proofread is easy.

Open up your favorite text editor and write some text. Then, highlight all of the text and choose “Edit->Speech->Start Speaking” from the menu. Your Mac will start reading your text back to you. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the speech synthesis.

It’s your turn

Do you have any tips on how you use the built-in speech synthesis? Share them in the comments.