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Edwardsville Intelligencer’s Feature Story on Homophonecheck.com

Corey Stevens had this to say:

Their is going to be a new way to edit your class assignments online. Or is it they’re? There?

Jason Braun, an English composition teacher at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has released the world’s first homophone checker.  Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently, and cause a lot of confusion for many beginning writers.

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The Belleville News Democrate Features Homophone Checker on Front Page

By JAMIE FORSYTHE — News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student has created a website application to help other dyslexic students like himself. Jason Braun, 35, of Edwardsville recently launched an online “homophone” checker.

A homophone refers to words that sound the same, but are spelled differently, and Braun’s web application, http://www.homophonecheck.com, allows writers to proofread for errors that word processing software can’t find.

For example, spell checking a document won’t find an error if you use ‘there’ instead of ‘their’ or ‘they’re’ or ‘know’ instead of ‘no.’


Here’s a video by Zia about Hip Hop, Poetry, and Dyslexia

Homophone Checker and the Cult of Correctness in The ALESTLE

The Alestle giving some props to the Homophone Checker and making some good points about the “cult of correctness” that follows around English professors, teachers, and majors.


The Homophone Checker Makes The Chronicle Of Higher Education

Lucy Ferriss tells it like it is. The Homophone checker is not perfect, but it is a start. Check it out at: