Writing can be considered a team sport for many professionals, and yet few tools have been established to help groups of people work together on text documents without overwriting each other’s work or accidentally saving older versions of the file being edited. Draft is a tool that writers can use to solicit feedback from editors and work collaboratively with peers.
Create a new document from scratch, or import a text or Markdown document to add it to the files you’ve saved inside the cloud-based platform. Type directly on your browser screen, and Draft will auto-save your work along the way. When you’re ready to get some new eyes on your project, hit the “Share” button and send the provided links to friends or colleagues. Collaborators will be invited to participate by editing the text you’ve sent, adding their own two-cents, or leaving notes or comments alongside particular passages. Draft will send you an automated email each time a collaborator has made changes to your work, and as the creator you’ll be allowed to accept or reject those changes before they go through.
Another major component to Draft is the platform’s professional editing feature. Users can “Ask a Pro” to edit their document for just $5 or $10. Draft employs a staff of college-educated editors who’ve all signed non-disclosure agreements, so you don’t have to worry about your ideas being compromised when you use the editing service, and you’ll still maintain full control over which edits are ultimately approved or rejected before your project is complete.
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