Dictionary.com Launches Writing Dynamo: Supercharge Your Writing, Achieve Your Goals Word Dynamo's New Feature Offers a "Personal English Tutor" and "Virtual Editor"

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the release of Writing Dynamo (www.writingdynamo.com), a writing analyzer that helps people build authoritative writing skills to achieve their educational and professional goals. The tool is the newest feature of Word Dynamo, Dictionary.com's online learning experience that combines proven study techniques with engaging games to expand and sharpen curious minds.

Writing Dynamo adds a new dimension to the Word Dynamo experience by offering the guidance of an insightful, comprehensive writing review across a full range of skills. Students, teachers, writers, professionals, English-learners, job applicants, and all who seek to improve their writing can quickly and easily:

  • Obtain a complete writing assessment that offers immediate, comprehensive style advice
  • Improve voice and word choice
  • Remove redundancies
  • Perfect sentence structure and length
  • Get a high-level assessment of their overall writing skills across six different traits
  • Eliminate easy-to-miss errors in seconds with automated proofreading via an online grammar checker

"Dictionary.com is redefining the learning experience with personalized resources that become a natural extension of peoples' preferences and habits," said Shravan Goli, president of Dictionary.com. "With Writing Dynamo we're extending that mission to an area where U.S. students are falling behind, by helping people hone a skill that communicates one's intelligence and competency, and often shapes success in life."

Available for a free 7-day trial or $34.99 annual subscription at www.writingdynamo.com, Writing Dynamo offers an easy way to dramatically improve writing in 30 seconds, for flawless professional or educational written works: 

  • Students can get better grades on papers, conquer essay questions on standardized tests, and differentiate themselves throughout the increasingly competitive college application process
  • Writers and other professionals can quickly and thoroughly review and fine-tune editorial copy for polished final drafts
  • Job applicants can produce impeccable resumes and cover letters, setting themselves apart in a tough market

"People are using our expanding suite of learning tools to grow their overall understanding of language and the world around them," said Lisa Sullivan-Cross, GM, Learning, Dictionary.com. "With Writing Dynamo, we're taking the next step by helping them more succinctly express what they know, think and feel."

Dictionary.com users who have tested Writing Dynamo say: "Writing Dynamo is great for students who need a better form of spell check than Microsoft Word" -- Leah, high school junior; "A personal English tutor is just a mouse click away"  – MK P, college senior, communications; "It's like having a Virtual Editor with you 24/7" – Kim H, college graduate, advertising; "I can turn in a paper with more confidence than ever before!" – Michael M, college junior, international business.

Writing Dynamo is the newest addition to Word Dynamo, which lets people take control of their education, personalizing learning through features such as the Word Score, an estimate of the total number of words you know; 20 levels of skill-building word games; a study dashboard; and more than 100,000 expert-created study guides. It now joins Dictionary.com's latest learning features, including the Spanish Channel, Quotes, Hot Word Blog, and desktop and mobile Flashcards.

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services. Dictionary.com, LLC, is an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company and includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com, and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2011 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.

SOURCE Dictionary.com



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