Grammarly Editing Tool

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When I edit my published posts and find grammatical and punctuation errors, it embarrasses me. Therefore, when I received an email with 50 percent off of a yearly Grammarly subscription, I  purchased the app.

Grammarly bills themselves as “the world’s leading automated proofreader,” and I wish that I would have bought it years ago. The premium plan proposes a “7-day money-back guarantee” with 250+ grammar, spell checks, and words use corrections; and includes a free extension that edits writing on the internet.  In addition, they offer free plans.

The following are the premium plan’s pros and cons, that may help you decide if it’s worth the money.

Pros:

  • Easy to import documents: copy/paste or import from files
  • Spelling, grammar and style corrections with an explanation
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Synonym suggestions
  • Dictionary
  • Firefox, Safari, and Chrome may use the Grammarly extension to edit Facebook, Hotmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogger, Google, Gmail, Tumblr, Pinterest, Yahoo Mail and WordPress

Cons

  • The cost is expensive: yearly is $139.95, quarterly $59.95, and monthly $29.95
  • Support is online only
  • Grammarly add-in for Microsoft Office must be used with Windows. Add-ins are not available for Word or Pages on Mac
  • Safari extension isn’t always reliable, I had to reload it a few times and change  settings on my computer
  •  Not a substitution for a  live proofreader
  • Not mobile friendly

It works for me because I like to learn and understand the rationale behind my errors.  Depending on your confidence in your writing, you may not need it. If you do, check out their plans.

Also, please feel free to comment, if you catch my mistakes.

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