So, an issue I often face in my work as a copywriter is trying to fix homophones in my work. An example I've just encounter are the words patience and patients, the first being the ability to wait for something, the second being the client of a doctor and, as you can hear, they both sound the same.
To be honest, I didn't actually know that they were spelled the same. I've spent most of my adult life using audio as a means of parsing information rather than brail because brail machines either have tiny little batteries or they are super expensive.
So, my question to you, fellow authors, scribblers and jotters, how do you adequately proofread and spell check documents including weeding out homophones? Is there anything clever on the Mac that can point these out for me? Does Microsoft word have this feature despite it not being the most accessible application on the Mac?
I tend to write in markdown for editing purposes if that makes any difference.
Any tips and techniques will be well received.