Quick recommendation: check out Grammarly!

2 February, LI A.S.

Grammarly is a handy little editing app I found recently.

Before I talk about Grammarly: did you guys see that Superbowl last night? That was amazing!! I was definitely rooting for the ¬†Falcons, or more precisely,¬†against the Pats, (I’m a Buffalo Bills fan, because yay masochism,) but there were loads of great plays on both sides, and that was a truly epic comeback. You know, not quite as big as The Comeback, but wicked impressive nonetheless. Mr. Brady, I may not exactly like you, but I sure respect the ever-loving Hell out of you. Well done.

Anyway, I just wanted to share with y’all a quick recommendation on a Web app I’ve found useful lately. It’s called Grammarly, and I learned of it from repeated YouTube ads which no doubt came about from my frequent Googling of writing websites and “Music for Writing” playlists. And no, the app’s creators are not paying me for this post.

Grammarly’s been around since 2009, and it’s a tool that helps you edit documents, social media posts, and other content you’re writing online. Essentially, it’s a more sophisticated version of the spelling and grammar checker found in most word processing programs, including MS Word. It finds mistakes and offers suggestions for improvement with prepositions, comma use, and various other forms of punctuation and sentence structure.

You can download the free version for Chrome and Microsoft Office, and from there it’ll automatically scan text for mistakes as you write blog posts, comments, emails, and documents. You can either copy and paste text into the web app for correction, or upload a document, fix it, and then conveniently download an edited copy. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s free.

There is also a premium version, which may be a bit pricey if you’re not someone whose income depends in part or in whole on writing, but it’s probably worth it otherwise. The premium version of the app unlocks the more sophisticated sorts of style, structure, and vocabulary advice. I’m finding it a worthwhile investment thus far.

Anyway, if you’re curious, go to Grammarly.com and check it out for yourself.

Peace,

-Geoff

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