Dr. Wicked, developer of Write or Die, is working on a new tech tool for writers. EditMinion is still in beta, but you can test your prose at editminion.com.
EditMinion will highlight common writing problems, such as cliches or passive verbs.”It’s obviously no replacement for a human copy-editor,” says Dr. Wicked, “but it will give you an idea of what areas you might need to focus on revising in your writing.”
The screen shot below shows EditMinion’s report on one of my blog posts. The legend on the right explains the highlighting in the Report Card. (Click on the image to see a full-size version.)