I’ve been an editor for roughly 15 years now. When chatting over issues with new writers I often suggest Hemingway or Grammarly, primarily because they filter out some glaring issues in spelling and punctuation, the basics. When I draft a piece I use them to copy what I’ve written and catch the errant mistake here and there. However, they cannot replace human editors in content, depth, style and those critical corrections that make work digestible. Yesterday one of my articles was approved by a publication and consequently published. When I tell you I had to go line by line and correct what the editor had done, I am not being hyperbolic. It was super obvious the “editor” was a non-english native using a robot tool to edit. Some portions had become word salad. I boiled, honestly.