PERRLA, just for Educators

You are very important to us! A good percentage of our sales comes from educators telling their students “Just buy PERRLA. . .” (12,000+ teacher referrals last year!)

Yet, there are many educators who don’t know us and perhaps aren’t familiar with APA and MLA formatting software; what it is and what it isn’t.

You’re here, probably from somewhere in the latter group. While we’d love to sing the praises of PERRLA, we’ll let our software do the talking. If you're a high school teacher or college professor and have students in your class(es) writing papers in APA or MLA format, download the Free Trial copy of our software today. And if we can answer any additional questions while you’re here, great!

  • I’ve heard about PERRLA, but need to understand more. How can I receive a Free Trial copy of the software? Answer
  • I need to understand more about APA / MLA formatting software. Where can I get an explanation, not a sales pitch? Answer
  • Okay, I’m ready for the sales pitch. Tell me more about PERRLA, why is it better? Answer

How to get the Free Trial copy of PERRLA formatting software
You can easily download a Free Trial copy of our PERRLA APA or MLA formatting software. Download the Free Trial version of the software right now on this web page.

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APA / MLA formatting software explained
APA formatting software automates the process of creating citations, references, title page, abstract, annotated bibliography, and more. It also sets proper headings, margins and line spacing. All in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) Manual, 6th Edition.

APA formatting software does not create the reference for the student. It properly formats the information the student inputs.

APA formatting software does not write content or suggest sources for reference or citation. Again, its job is limited to formatting.

The same is true for MLA formatting software, except it pulls its formatting rules from the Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook, 7th Edition.

The goal of this type of software is to save students time by allowing them to focus on thinking and writing, not complying with formatting rules.

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Why PERRLA is better
PERRLA is better because PERRLA is easier to use AND we support it like crazy! Software that’s easy to use gets used. Maybe this is why more than 500,000 students have bought PERRLA since 1998. We hear “I can’t live without my PERRLA!” all the time.

You use software that “just works,” software you can’t live without. Our software is simple to open and begin using. It’s intuitive and leads you through a task - it’s not something you have to sit down and take 30 minutes to learn. Watch the demo video on the home page of our website to see how easy it is.

Now, we understand that every software company on the planet touts their software as easy to use. The best ways to evaluate PERRLA is to try it yourself or ask your students. The next best way? Glad you asked. Consider these:

  1. PERRLA integrates with Microsoft WORD. It’s right there in the tool bar when you need it.
  2. You are two clicks away from doing whatever you need to do (create a citation, edit a reference, change format, edit your title page, etc.).
  3. Our Wizards walk you through the task, step by step.
  4. As you create references PERRLA automatically creates a database so you can use those same references in other papers.
  5. If you have a question you’ll get help from an actual human. Our US-based Customer Support team works from 10:00am until 10:00pm (Central Time) - that's 14 hours per day, 7 days per week! We also provide a “getting started” video and 50+ other tutorial videos.

One more issue. If APA / MLA formatting software isn’t up to date it isn’t fulfilling its promise to the user. That's why we have a full-time subject matter expert that assures PERRLA is up to date. You’ll notice our software automatically updates often. This is a big reason why.

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