Are you an author? Are you about to self-publish your book (probably your first) but scared of your errors and your readers not understanding the story and getting irritated?
Is your essay submission deadline approaching but you are panicked due to how poorly written your manuscript is?
Or perhaps, you just don’t want to keep making errors when typing, or in that professional email you send out every Friday?
Or maybe, you are a non-native English writer.
Even in an Instagram comment, typos and poor grammar can call for ridicule. Truth is, proper command of the English language boosts confidence.
How about I tell you of an AI-powered tool that checks, as you type, for common and advanced writing issues, such as spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, poor sentence structures, redundancy and incorrect use of tenses, among others? How exciting does that sound?
Grammarly would help turn your content into a great masterpiece. Other than correcting mistakes, Grammarly also gives useful suggestions to improve and polish your manuscript like a pro-writer. Suggestions include the use of passive voice, repetition, plagiarism, etc.
What more? Your English will improve over time.
Grammarly is everywhere
Grammarly is like that English guardian angel that follows you everywhere. From the Keyboard on your smartphone (iOS and Android) to the online editor and native App on Windows and macOS, the browser extensions on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and edge and the Add-in for Microsoft Office, Grammarly got you covered.
Who needs Grammarly?
To be frank, everyone who converses in the English language does — students, writers, authors, proofreaders, bloggers, creatives, and all English-speaking professionals.
Is Grammarly free?
Grammarly offers two plans: Free and premium.
Free vs. Paid
While the free plan will correct spellings and grammar, the premium offers so much more. If you want more improvement in your writing in terms of uniqueness (plagiarism check), readability, vocabulary enhancement and more, you definitely need to go premium!
Moreover, you don’t need to break the bank. With you in mind, Grammarly pricing was made affordable, with great value for every cent. You can go premium for as low as $11.66/month.
How to use Grammarly
- Sign up for an account HERE
- Download and login/activate the browser extension.
- Into the online editor, copy and paste any English text. Alternately, you can upload doc files (Not more than 4MB in size)
- Errors would be underlined in red. You can hover the mouse around it to see the correction/suggestion and click to fix it.
TIP: Double-click on a word for its synonyms
Lastly, navigate to App and download other products, like the Microsoft Office Add-in, the Desktop app and browser extension.
If you don’t write in American English (AmE), not to worry. Grammarly is available in both British and Australian English.
I guess this wraps up my review on this incredible tool, Grammarly.
I have been using Grammarly since 2017. Have I ever regretted or looked for an alternative? NO! It has helped improve my writing and editing tremendously. Sign up today!