As I'm gathering and compiling information to put together my new resources page on my website, I realized there is one tool I’ve been using for a while and have sort of been taking it for granted. It’s been there for me for quite some time, quietly guiding me in the background to write better, more professional copy for all my writing projects.
That tool my dear friends is Grammarly. If you’re not yet familiar with this really amazing tool, do yourself a favour and familiarize yourself with it. It’s worth it.
In a nutshell, Grammarly is an automated proofreader. Whenever you write documents, blog posts or any other copy for your website, it checks for spelling errors, grammar, punctuation and it even enhances vocabulary usage along with citation suggestions.
You may be thinking that you already have a spell checker that comes with your Microsoft suite. But, let me tell you, Grammarly is so much better than that! From my own experience, I can tell you that it finds more errors and provides much better suggestions than the one that comes with Microsoft. I write quite a bit and I often write fast, which means I make errors every now and then, so this is important to me. And if you write any kind of copy for your business, it should be important to you too, so you can always look professional.
The best part is that you can install a little extension on your internet browser and it will even correct mistakes anywhere you write. So if you’re writing a post on Facebook, guess what? It will be there for you to help you spot and correct those little mistakes which are so easily missed if you’re doing things quickly. It honestly has been so helpful to me so far. So much so that I wanted to dedicate a whole blog post to it!
In case you’re wondering, they offer a free version as well as a premium one with extra features. So to find out which one is best for you, just click here and view the options available. The premium version does offer some neat extras like the plagiarism detector that checks more than 8 billion web pages!
Whatever you decide, let me know in the comments how you like it after using it :)