Video Tutorial for TextAloud Software Helps Writers Improve Their Craft

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From proofing by ear, to testing out dialogue, the latest free video tutorial at the NextUp.com YouTube Channel demonstrates TextAloud's unique advantages as a tool for writers

As members of a famously solitary profession, most writers have probably wished for a writing partner able to be summoned at will, to read their text aloud to them for review or proofing. Now Text to Speech leader NextUp.com has added a helpful new video tutorial to its YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/nextupcom) that will show writers how to use TextAloud software to maximize productivity and listen to their text at a moment's notice.

"NextUp.com's YouTube Channel is a popular destination for those seeking to maximize TextAloud as a helpful software tool, featuring thousands of views for many of its top video tutorials," comments Rick Ellis, President of NextUp.com. "Our latest TextAloud video ("TextAloud's Uses for Writers") is sure to become a must for writers and others who work with large amounts of content on a constant basis. This new video shows how writers can maximize TextAloud's uses for proofreading, evaluation, creativity, and more, in just minutes."

Affordably priced from just $29.95, TextAloud is the easy-to-use PC software that reads aloud almost any PC text, from e-mails and websites, to articles, PDFs, documents and more, and in natural-sounding computer speech. For years, TextAloud has provided valuable support for many in the writing community thanks to its ability to read text directly from the PC, giving writers the feeling of having a writing partner available on call. Using TextAloud in this way not only provides writers with a way to gain distance from their prose in order to better evaluate it, but it also eases the eyestrain that can arise from long hours in front of a computer screen. The software also provides writers with a simple way to listen to their writing when away from the desk by exporting their text to audio files, for listening on the go, via iPod (R), iPhone (R), MP3 player, or a wide range of other portable devices.

TextAloud's exciting new video tutorial for writers, available directly at http://youtu.be/pguPeEnv5kY (or via the NextUp.com Video Channel at http://www.youtube.com/nextupcom), provides an overview of TextAloud's unique uses as a helpful resource for writers. The video also emphasizes TextAloud's value to writers in reading their text back to them, both as a way to assist in proofreading (especially for the kinds of errors that Spell-checkers can miss), as well as with evaluating their work's overall quality through listening. The new video tutorial also illustrates TextAloud's useful and specialized proofreading tools (which include a multitude of options like helpful onscreen word highlighting), and also demonstrates how to easily switch between multiple voices when listening to text. This function is especially helpful for sparking the creative impulses of fiction or scriptwriters, or anyone writing dialogue.

With its easy interface and superb, lifelike Premium voices, writers continue to turn to TextAloud as a vital help in reviewing and crafting their prose. Writers who already use TextAloud to maximize their productivity include such noted professionals as tech writer Dan Heim, Chicago author Scott Newton, historical romance novelist Carolyn Jewel, fiction writer Tom Hannon, inspirational author J. Aday Kennedy, Atlanta writer Eddie Snipes, author Kathryn Caskie, and novelist Sherryl King-Wilds, among many others. TextAloud has been featured in Writer's Digest, and NovelMaker.com has also recommended TextAloud to writers seeking the best proofreading tools.

About TextAloud:
With more personalization options than ever before, TextAloud is the highly useful PC program for students, scientists, writers, business users, students and people from all walks of life. TextAloud enables anyone to experience their reading by listening, and has been featured in The New York Times, PC Magazine, on CNN, and more. In 2011, TextAloud was honored with a da Vinci award (R) nomination for its uses as a valuable assistive technology.

Hailed by critics and users alike, TextAloud is priced from $29.95. System requirements include almost any version of Windows (R) (from 98 to Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista), as well as a minimum of 64 MB of RAM, 10 MB of disk space, and a sound card. TextAloud can read directly from the PC, or it can also export text to spoken audio files for listening via iPod (R), Kindle Fire (R), iPhone (R), tablet, MP3 player, or any number of popular portable devices. TextAloud even works seamlessly with iTunes (R), for easy synchronizing with iPod (R), iPhone (R), or other iTunes (R)-compatible portable audio players, and unlike often prohibitively priced gadgets or eReaders, TextAloud doesn't require special hardware of any kind.

NextUp.com also offers TextAloud with optional Premium Voices from Nuance RealSpeak (TM), AT&T Natural Voices (TM), Acapela (R) and Cepstral (R) for the most natural-sounding computer speech anywhere. Available languages include U.S. English, U.K. English, Indian-Accent English, Scottish-Accent English, Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Belgian Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, French, Canadian French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Castilian (European) Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Turkish.

For more information, follow the latest news on TextAloud at http://www.Facebook.com/TextAloud, discover additional helpful video tutorials at NextUp.com's YouTube Video Channel (http://www.YouTube.com/NextUpcom), or try the program today, via a fast, safe and secure preview and purchase at http://www.NextUp.com.

About NextUp.com:
NextUp.com, a division of NextUp Technologies, LLC, provides award-winning Text to Speech software for consumers, professionals, businesses, educators, and those with visual or vocal impairment, or learning disabilities.

In addition to TextAloud, NextUp.com markets other innovative Windows (R) software designed to save time and deliver vital information. NextUp Talker is an easy and affordable program that enables people who have lost their voices to use the latest in high-quality computer voices to communicate aloud with others.

Evaluation copies of TextAloud are available for the media upon request. For more information on NextUp.com or TextAloud, or for a rich assortment of case studies involving a variety of writers, as well as users ranging from firefighters and lawyers, to editors, teachers, actors, students, entrepreneurs, doctors, truck drivers, musicians, and more, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043.

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