Welcome to this Grammarly Review 2016. As a freelance writer, I truly understand the importance of a good proofreading and editing tool. That makes all the difference to my writing, and helps me earn a living out of it. And Grammarly is the best proofreading tool that I’ve used, although the Ginger, which I also like, comes close.
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is proofreading and editing tool aimed at helping people write better. With Grammarly, you will find it much easier to identify the mistakes in your writing. Millions of people around the world – freelance writers, bloggers, ebook authors, students, professionals, journalists – use Grammarly to check their essays, articles and blog posts. Grammarly is especially useful for those like me, for whom English is a second language. With Grammarly, and with a bit of effort, perfect English is well within your grasp.
What Grammarly Does Better Than Any Proofreading Tool?
There are quite a few things that Grammarly does very well. It helps you check a document much faster than any other proofreading tool out there. So if you have written a document on your blog or on Facebook, you can just copy it into the Grammarly app and check for mistakes, if any.
Grammarly checks for plagiarism and tells you immediately if any part of the content has been plagiarized anywhere. The corrections on Grammarly are displayed on the right side of the page, right next to the offending text.
You can just hover over each of the suggestions, click on each suggestion and expand it to get a more detailed explanation of the same. You can then make the corrections, or “ignore” as you see fit. You can “undo” a correction if you don’t feel comfortable with it.
After all the corrections have been made, you can then copy and paste the text back into MS Word, Facebook or on WordPress, as you wish.
Grammarly does help you improve your writing, and I have to say that it has really helped me iron out the kinks in my writing. I used to make the same mistake over and over again, which I don’t do anymore, thanks to Grammarly.
Another thing I really liked about Grammarly is that you will be sent a weekly report by email, called “Grammarly Insights” from the company that lists out the number of mistakes made over the week, and gives you a score so that you can see how far you have come as a writer.
The Two Different Versions of Grammarly
Grammarly is available in two different versions – a free version and a premium version. With the free version, you can check the spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence Structure.
I recommend upgrading to the Premium version, where apart from spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence Structure, you will be able to check the word choice, bring clarity to your writing, learn passive voice use and improve your vocabulary.
You will learn to use words more effectively, to make your writing all the more potent and hard hitting. You will learn about the weak adjectives to avoid and the repetitive words to get rid of in your content.
Grammarly’s premium plan costs $29.95/month. Or you can buy the annual plan that costs $139.95, which works out to just under $12/month.
I hope you enjoyed this Grammarly review. The best way to use Grammarly is to add it to MS Word. Grammarly is perfectly compatible with Word, and works along with it, but only as long as you buy the Premium plan.
Raghav Hegde, Bangalore
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