Do “article rewriter” tools work?

As a writer, you might have experience of taking an existing article and putting it into your own words, but did you know there are tools out there that can do it for you, or at least claim to be able to?

We wanted to see if these tools worked, and whether there was really a danger they could be as good at the task as a human writer, so we took one at random and entered this saying into it:

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

It came back to us with:

“A drifter assembles no greenery.”

To give it some credit, it grasped the metaphorical meaning of “rolling stone” and replaced it with “drifter”, rather than converting the phrase into “rotating boulder” or something similarly cumbersome.

That’s about as good as it gets, though. A stone can’t “assemble” moss, as though it were on a flower arranging course, and “greenery” is not a good synonym for “moss” in this case. Moss grows on an item if it remains dormant for some time, whereas “greenery” implies life and freshness, so really it has the opposite meaning.

All these rewriter tools really do is use a thesaurus badly and return gibberish. If you can do better as a writer, we’d love to hear from you. Apply to write for Words of Worth today.

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