After the Deadline is no longer actively maintained and the hosted service has been shut down. All of the source code is available for download if you wish to run your own AtD server.

What does After the Deadline do?

Checks Spelling

After the Deadline's spell checker recommends the correct word 9/10 times. Our spell checker looks at context and uses artificial intelligence to make recommendations.

Detects Misused Words

A common error is writing one word when you mean another. Most spell checkers assume any word in their dictionary is correct regardless of context. This means all misused word errors go unnoticed.

Our database has 1,500 commonly misused words. We check each use of these words for a better fitting word. If such a word is found, the misused word is marked as misspelled and we suggest what we think you meant.

No other web based writing improvement solution has this feature. Visit our blog to see how this feature compares to Microsoft Office and Firefox.

Checks Style

After the Deadline helps you write clearly and concisely. Our style checker has thousands of rules and uses context to choose the best suggestions. The rules come from a style known as Plain English.

Our style checker:

  • Finds complex phrases and suggests simple ones
  • Locates passive voice
  • Roots out hidden verbs (also called abstract nouns, nominalizations)
  • Searches for redundant phrases and suggests what to eliminate
  • Finds cliches and bias-language

Checks Grammar

The grammar checker in After the Deadline protects you from common writing errors. Our grammar checker has a database of rules that look at entire phrases and parts-of-speech to find errors. After the Deadline uses statistics to automatically find exceptions to its grammar rules, making it one of the smartest grammar checkers around.

Our grammar checker finds:

  • Confused words (a/an, it/it's, there/their, to/too, you/you're, etc.)
  • Repeated Words
  • Auxiliary Verb Agreement Errors
  • Determiner Agreement Errors
  • Wrong Verb in Infinitive Phrases

Explains Errors

After the Deadline will make you a better writer as you use it. The misused word detector, grammar checker, and style checker explain the mistakes and suggestions to you. Click an error and choose the "Explain ..." option.