During my time in college,  I discovered Grammarly, and I still use it to this day. It makes a great addition to my writer’s toolkit. I use the software for all my writing needs and editing my writers at Coffee House Writers.

Grammarly’s mission is to “improve lives by improving communication.” This tool helps 20+ million writers strengthen their writing. The software is so reliable that over 250 universities use them in their classes.

What is Grammarly?

The AI-powered software is an online spelling and grammar checker. It analyzes pieces of text and checks for any errors. It helps discover mistakes in spelling and grammar that the writer missed. In running the editor before submission will help improve readership.  

Usability.

The best part of Grammarly is its usability.  You need not be tech-savvy to use it. You can type your text in or copy and paste from your word processing program. Once you do that, a box pops up where you set your goals. You tailored goals to optimize the editing process. The AI will give you the best recommendations for your article or stories. What needs looking at magically appears. Now, it is your turn to use their suggestions or let your document stay the same. Remember, Grammarly is a tool. Do not solely depend on it.

Extensions.

The world is changing, and so is Grammarly. They keep up by adding browser extensions. Users can utilize their online web tool. Need to do writing offline? You can download Grammarly on to your computer. You can even add it to Microsoft Word. Do not forget their mobile applications. You can use one or all. I use the online web tool.

Grammarly’s Blogs.

Besides being the number one editing tool, their blogs are so educational. They will help you succeed at anything. They have how-to articles, grammar tips, inspirational posts, and they keep up on the trends. You are never out of the loop with Grammarly.

Prices.

There is no freaking out with Grammarly. It is one of the few editing tools you can use for free. You can use critical grammar and spelling checks. But… if you want to dig deeper into your articles or stories, the premium package is the way to go. And yes, I use the premium package. Not only does it dig into your writing, but you can use the plagiarism tool. I use it on my writers to make sure they did not publish their article or story somewhere else.

  • $11.66 a month when you pay annually ($139.95 in total)
  • $19.98 a month when you pay quarterly
  • $29.95 a month when you pay monthly.

Best part.

One of the best aspects is Grammarly their insights. Once a week, you get a report from them in your email. You get badges for writing streaks. You get to view your productivity, see how accurate you are, your use of unique words, and the top three mistakes.  Not only is Grammarly an extra pair of eyes, but a great learning tool.

With everything in your writer’s toolkit, add Grammarly to it. It is an excellent investment for any writer.

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