Years ago when I went back to finish my degree, one of the most significant hurdles I had to face was editing my writing. You’d think as an English major it would come second nature – but no – it was not the case. The most challenging class I took was my grammar diagramming class. After failing the first test, I had to start getting extra help each week from my professor. I’m happy to say my editing skills have improved since then, but I still feel it is the weakest part of my writing. Last year I discovered Grammarly. It is smarter than the standard spell check on most word processing programs and catches the things I most often miss in my editing.
Now don’t go thinking “this doesn’t apply to me.” I’m sharing this with you because Grammarly is for everyone! Students, writers, professionals, and stay-at-home-moms can all benefit from this “smart” technology.
How does Grammarly work?
The folks at Grammarly have designed an algorithm to check up to 400 different elements of grammar in your documents, emails, text message, and social media posts. It can flag problems with spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and even helps with vocabulary.