Friday, July 19, 2013

GRAMMARLY REVIEW

What is Grammarly you ask? It is a website that hosts proofreading, grammar and spell checking software that allows you to better your written documents. It is meant to act like your proofreader or grammar coach. I was recently asked to take the Grammarly software for a test drive, to see how I liked it and here are my thoughts…

I have tried it and I can say that it is user friendly. All I had to do was cut and paste the first chapter of my manuscript onto the template provided and then choose the style of the document, which was creative and then click on the review button. You wait a few seconds and up pops a report saying how many errors have been found, what types of errors they are and what needs correcting. With the first chapter of my manuscript alone, the software mentioned that I had 47 errors, which made me want to faint.

Pros
  • It acts like an extra pair of eyes, which is what we writers need
  • It is user friendly
  • It is quick
  • You can even check for plagiarism
  • BBB accredited business
  • Truste Verisign Secured
  • McAfee Secure
  • You can sign-up for a free 7 day trial
  • It can be used to check various types of writing styles, whether it is for blogging, business or simply creative writing 
Cons
  • You have to pay a fee to use it regularly. You have an option of Monthly, Quarterly or even Annual payments
  • You get a report with all your errors on it, but you have to create an account and provide payment information in order to get the suggestions to fix those errors, even though you use the free trial option 

You can check Grammarly out for yourself, Here