I'm self editing one of my children's books today by using the Find tool in Microsoft word. I enter a word to search and replace or better yet delete these evil repetitive words from my masterpiece.
The following is a list of overused words:
Here is another list of problem words:
Also eliminate ly adverbs, in general (since you can usually show this with action instead of telling it with the adverb, giving a richer read)
but/ or/ and to START sentences