An American Editor

December 3, 2016

EditTools Holiday Special — Buy EditTools & Get Free Starter Datasets

The EditTools Holiday special is now in effect. Buy EditTools for $69 (plus tax where applicable) at wordsnSync ( and receive the Starter Datasets package — a $29 value — free. The Starter Datasets include several journals datasets, such as PubMed/AMA style, AMA with period style, ACS style, and Chicago/APA style, some with more than 188,00 entries, along with starter datasets for confusable words (e.g., there and their), language (British to American), Symbols Clicklist, commonly misspelled words, and more.

To get the Starter Datasets for free, you must purchase EditTools from wordsnSync and not in combination with any other program. The offer does not apply to purchases of the Editor’s Toolkit Ultimate package or to past purchases of EditTools. The offer expires December 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM New York time.

For more information about EditTools, see EditTools at wordsnSync.

NOTE: A link to download the Starter Datasets will be sent to you with the registration number for EditTools. The Datasets are not downloadable from wordsnSync.



  1. Do editors need EditTools 5.0 if we are using Editor’s Toolkit Plus 2014 purchased from you. Thank you.


    Comment by Bonnie — December 4, 2016 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

    • I’m not sure I understand your question, Bonnie. Editor’s Toolkit Plus 2014 is a separate program from Jack Lyon’s The Editorium. It, EditTools, and PerfectIt are sold together in a single package called Editor’s Toolkit Ultimate. It is the Ultimate package that is available at wordsnSync; I do not otherwise sell Editor’s Toolkit Plus 2014.

      As for EditTools, you do not need any version of it to use just Editor’s Toolkit Plus 2014; they are different programs for different purposes. Basically, and this is a broad generalization, Toolkit Plus is used in the preparation stage to clean a file of common problems, such as extra spacing, changing nontypographical quote marks to typographical quote marks, removing extra paragraph returns, etc. EditTools is primarily used while editing. I use Toolkit Plus when I first open a file. I then use EditTools during editing.

      There is a little overlap between the programs, but not a great deal of overlap.

      As for version of EditTools, if you own any version of EditTools, you can upgrade to the newest release at no charge. However, if you are using Microsoft Word 2003, you cannot upgrade beyond version 5.9; EditTools version 6 and newer requires Microsoft Word 2007 or newer. In addition, EditTools only works with Word for Windows. The only way it will work on a Mac is if the Mac is running Windows emulation along with a version of Word for Windows.


      Comment by americaneditor — December 5, 2016 @ 2:10 am | Reply

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