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Tom PerrinBy Tom Perrin
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Tom PerrinBy Tom Perrin
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$2,069
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27
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 22 2018 3:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

We recently came across this webpage on a professional services website (FIGURE 1).  

FIGURE 1. Example of poor writing on a professional services website.
FIGURE 1. Example of poor writing on a professional services website.

This very poor writing has destroyed this company's professional image and is likely pushing most potential customers away. In fact, writing does not have to be nearly this bad to affect company integrity and online sales. The BBC reported in the article “Spelling mistakes ‘cost millions’ in lost online sales” that just a single spelling mistake can cut a website’s online sales by 50%.

Poor writing has become an epidemic in our society. It is seen everywhere, including websites, news feeds, advertisements, cover letters, resumes, student papers, emails, etc. Technology can be a big help in resolving many writing errors. The problem is that there are still no great software programs on the market that adequately address writing issues. The reason? Software development in this area of natural language processing is a very long, tedious and expensive process, and includes many technical barriers. No company has achieved this, but we are changing this. 

For the past 10 years, we have researched the patterns of writing errors, and have developed the core technology to address even the most complex grammatical errors. In addition to providing corrections, our program ErrNET (www.errnet.net) is instructive where the rules of English usage are explained in the right margin for each error detected (Figure 2). Users of ErrNET literally learn from their mistakes and writing improves. 

Figure 2. ErrNET in action with a Microsoft Word file.
Figure 2. ErrNET in action with a Microsoft Word file.

ErrNET is cloud-based and works with all popular document types (MS Word, PDF, Google docs, etc.) and online content (websites, social media, online stores, WordPress, etc.). For documents, users drag and drop files in our browser. ErrNET proofreads 300 pages per minute and results are downloaded. For online content, user enters web address and ErrNET scans online content then emails report. In addition to writing errors, ErrNET detects broken links in both documents and websites. 

ErrNET is a work-in-progress. To develop it to its full potential, we need investors. Your pledge today will help us overhaul our outdated website and bring ErrNET to market to help attract future investors. For pledges of $29.00 or more, you will receive a two-year subscription to ErrNET for your documents and any online content (a $198.00 value). We want you to stay with us, give us feedback, and see the product progress to greatness! Thank you very much for your support. 

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, our software is ready to go and will be accessible to our backers immediately after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Our goal is to make our backers happy by improving our products with as much new functionality as possible throughout the coming years.

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    A $198.00 value for just $29.00!

    An annual ErrNET subscription includes unlimited use and support for checking your documents, websites, social media, and online stores for writing errors and broken links. This subscription is regularly $198.00. Your subscription will be activated immediately following the Kickstarter campaign. Please note that we will be adding many new exciting functions and features to ErrNET throughout the next two years.

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