Grammarly Software, great tool to use!
They say that what an expert writer does, only an expert writer can do. But it doesn’t mean that an expert writer cannot commit content errors such as typographical errors, spelling errors and sometimes grammar errors. Even though, the written content was checked or proofread twice or even three times, there are errors that can slip to the editor’s eye yet sees by the tool checker. Writers who are really confident about their writings are usually shocked by the errors that the checker detects, which they wouldn’t imagine that he or she is committing the same mistakes over and over again until such time that the checker marked it wrong! Have you experienced this scenario? What tool do you use when checking your content for grammar and typo errors?
Grammarly software claims to be the world’s best automatic online grammar checker today. With more than 300, 000+ subscribers (based on their site), grammarly is now becoming more popular and really establishing its name and proving its potentials to users. With its many service offers such as Grammarly Editor, which checks content for grammar, usage and style whether it is a general content, business content, creative or technical and even academic writing genres. Being open to anyone, either you are a student, writer, blogger or a professional in any field as long as you want to improve your writing; this tool is indeed user friendly.
It also has a Q& A forum service called Grammarly Answers, which is, an open thread wherein you can post your question via an error card to discuss English grammar and writing issues you want to be addressed. Grammarly Handbook, on the other hand, is also a reference tool that features the style of writing and somehow teaches the readers on the elements of writing, plus some samples for full comprehension.
What are the KEY features of Grammarly software, making it as a popular online grammar checker? Here, are the three Key benefits that the software is good at!
Proofread Content Instantly. This tool is programmed to detect for over 150 types of errors in grammar, usage, citation, spelling and even punctuation. This software also suggests words and phrases that it sees appropriate on the specific sentence. It has the ability to check even the style of writing of your pasted text or content, and thus suggests changes correctly. You can see various suggestions for a misspelled word and click the appropriate one and automatically make changes in your content.
Online Grammar Teacher. For grammar issues, this tool gives a brief explanation and put some examples to lead to the correct changes. With this, it does not just perfect your content but teaches you on the correct usage and elements of writing. So, grammarly software is not just an online grammar checker but also an online grammar teacher as well. If you really want to learn more about writing, you can download the PDF format of Grammarly Handbook.
Plagiarism Checker. This is probably the best consolation feature that this tool has. Aside from grammar issues, grammarly software can detect if the pasted text or content is plagiarized or copied plus identifies the source or the exact site where the content was copied. It will highlight the copied text or sentence and will give you the percentage of that plagiarized text or sentence. This feature is really a great help specifically for bloggers and content writers as wells as for businesses who are in line with internet marketing, where in content originality is very important. More so, since Google Panda is becoming very concerned on the quality and genuineness of articles, grammarly is a great help to avoid being penalized due to plagiarism.
But given that it is a machine and is only programmed for certain grammar rules and other features, keep in mind that not all the suggested corrections are acceptable. This grammarly software is not your boss. It is a bot and not a human. You need to weigh in if the generated options are applicable to your content. Don’t accept the corrections it suggests if the message you want to convey in your content will be altered or will have a different meaning or interpretation. Remember that what matters most are your readers. They will understand if you commit spelling and typo errors, but they will not forgive you if you’ve made a wrong statement.
If you want to give grammarly a try, the subscription fee is $19.95/month, but you can try the free plan for a start.