Improve your writing with this proven tool

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

I have always enjoyed writing and for the most part, I have considered it one of my strengths. I, however, am better with content creation and organization of articles rather than the smaller details of grammar and structure. For the most part, I know the basics but there are times where I miss a comma or start a run on sentence.


Ever since I started in the professional world, Grammarly has become a staple for me. I relied on it to catch my mistakes while writing emails to potential employers or while reaching out to my professors. Now, as someone who relies on writing for income, it has become crucial to get things right. I do have a human editor (my lovely sister, Amanda) but I still try to catch everything I can and make an article the best it can before I send it off to be looked over.


As a blogger and a freelance writer, Grammarly has become important in my creative process. Now, let's find out if it will benefit you!


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Who is it for

In my opinion, this tool is extremely helpful for everyone. Here is a list of specific people I think it would help out as well!


Bloggers

Professionals (for emails and important docs)

Writers

Content creators Students

English Language learners


What does it do

Grammarly does not just point out spelling errors. It is a powerful tool to help improve your writing as well as help you become a better writer in the long run. When suggestions are made, you even get a small explanation so that you can better understand where you went wrong.


Fixes grammar

Detects spelling errors

Corrects punctuation

Suggests word choice

Helps with style mistakes

Checks for plagiarism

Helps create citations


I will go over which features premium will unlock shortly below.


How to use Grammarly

There are a few ways you can use Grammarly. My favorite is to install the free browser extension which is available for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. You can also copy and paste English text into Grammarly's Editor on the website. When you add the extension, however, you can avoid this step and have this powerful editing tool at your disposal without having to copy and paste.


Free vs Premium

You can use Grammarly for free but to unlock the true power of the tool you have to shell out some cash. For the free version, you will get altered for critical spelling and grammatical errors. If you opt-in for the Premium plan you gain access to over 400 types of checks and features. This includes advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure, vocabulary suggestions, style checks and suggestions, and plagiarism detection. You also get Microsoft word capabilities with Premium for Windows users!


Prices

Perfection and growth come at a cost. I personally think with the results people see with their writing after using Grammarly is worth the price.

Monthly- $29.95 per month

Quarterly- $19.98 per month

Annual- $11.66 per month (BEST VALUE!)


How it can help you

If everything I have already said did not convince you to check out Grammarly... here are some stats from their site!


76% of Grammarly users find writing more enjoyable

99% of students improved their writing grades

85% of users are now stronger writers


Will this replace your editing process?

If you cannot tell, I really like Grammarly. You do need to consider that this will not replace your own editing or help from another human editor. Computers are great, but you do need to keep screening your own work and I recommend having a least one other person comb through your work. Although Grammarly is helpful, it does not replace editing time of your own. Take this into consideration if you are thinking about purchasing the Premium plan.


Is it worth it?

As someone who writes a lot, it is totally worth it. If you, however, do not find yourself writing much except emails choose the free version to catch minor mistakes. I hope this helped! If you have any questions, please let me know. Click here to head to the Grammarly site to check it out!




ABOUT ME

Hey there! My name is Darci and  I created this blog with the hopes of inspiring others.

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I am a photographer, designer, baker and avid traveler. You can find all my adventures, my random thoughts on life, and everything in between here! I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I love making it. Have a lovely day!

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