Author

Analytics advocate

SEO expert

User Experience passionate

Follow me on
Category | SEO | UX
Difficulty |

Grammarly Review: Improve Your Writing and Engage Your Readers

When I started writing online, I was mainly using MS Word to fix my spelling mistakes, and, to be fair, it does an excellent job at that. It was certainly good enough to get me through high-school. But for the blog, I needed something better than a simple spell checker.

The perfect tool to proofread your content:

After trying different online tools, software, and a few WordPress plugins without much success, I found the ideal solution: Grammarly.

What I like about Grammarly is that it is much more dynamic than any software I tried or a plugin. It integrates easily with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) without any configuration.  After adding the extension, any text area on your browser will be proofread whether it be WordPress editor, Facebook, email, or Twitter.

Poll Spell Influence
Source: Grammarly
Grammarly goes beyond the basic spell/grammar check:

  • It fixes contextual spelling errors;
  • Vocabulary misuse;
  • Style mistakes;

And it will help you even if you don't have any errors! It gives you recommendations, so your text looks more natural and less repetitive.

grammarly

How to integrate Grammarly into your browser:

The process couldn't be simpler. To get started, you just sign up for a FREE account on Grammarly.com and download the add-on for your browser, whether it be Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Grammarly quickly and easily makes your writing better and makes you sound like a pro, or at least helps you avoid looking like a fool. -Forbes

And that's it, as soon as you start writing you will get feedback from Grammarly. It will identify your mistakes with a red mark and when you hover over it will show you the potential corrections.

grammarly check

If you don't want to go through each error, you can also make corrections by clicking on the red icon grammarly check 4 at the bottom corner. The Grammarly editor will pop up, and you will be able to review all the content right there.

grammarly check 1
Grammarly Spell Check

Once you finish writing and get a green check mark,  grammarly correct you can publish your post, send the email or update your Facebook status, and rest assured that you didn't misspell a word!

Grammarly Premium

You can also go beyond fixing spelling mistakes. The free account of Grammarly is great, but Grammarly Premium will make you sound like a Pro!

Even if you don't have spelling mistakes in your piece, you can get advanced suggestions to improve your writing.

grammarly advanced issues

Grammarly Premium:

  • Checks for 150+ additional points of grammar;
  • Provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions;
  • Detects plagiarism and provides citation suggestions;
  • Comes with Microsoft Office Add-In, enabling you to use Grammarly inside Word, Outlook;
  • Specialty checking for different document types: academic, technical, creative, etc.

Learn from Your Mistakes!

Grammarly not only fixes and improve your writing, but it will also help you learn from your mistakes. When you are not sure what is the problem, you have the option to see an explanation of the error.

There are 3 levels:

  • The first level shows you what can you improve.
grammarly suggestion
First level
  • The second level shows you an explanation of the error/improvement.
grammarly explanation
Second level
  • The third level will give you, even more, information with examples.

grammarly full explanation

The information card is an excellent feature that will help you become a better, more proficient and competent writer!

Examples while writing this post

Here is a real case scenario, some mistakes that I had when I was writing the first version of this post, and I could fix thanks to Grammarly

  • Punctuation errors. One of my most common mistakes. I always forget to use commas!
grammarly comma
Punctuation errors
  • Repetitive words is also a great feature of Grammarly premium to make your text more readable.
grammarly repetitive
Repetitive text
  • Synonyms when you want to make your text sound different.
grammarly synonyms
  • Misspelled words, capitalization and so much more! The list of corrections includes over 250 types of grammatical mistakes!
grammarly misspeled
Misspelled text

Conclusion

Well-written content is vital to keep your readers engaged. With Grammarly, it doesn't matter what your level of English is, or even if you are a native English speaker. Excellent writing is only a few clicks away!

At the moment of writing this post, more than 4 million writers were using Grammarly around the world! If you want to improve your writing, I suggest doing the same!

Grammarly quickly and easily makes your writing better and makes you sound like a pro, or at least helps you avoid looking like a fool. -Forbes

Author

Analytics advocate

SEO expert

User Experience passionate

Follow me on
Be the first to comment :)