how to improve your writing with grammarly

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Writing can be overwhelming and tough – sometimes when you have the great ideas going, your fingers might not want to keep up and you have some spelling to go back and fix, or some grammatical mistakes don’t get caught right away. Last summer I was looking for an extension that worked a little better than the built-in one offered by Chrome: enter Grammarly. Grammarly is an app that adds to your browser that double checks your work, underscoring any mistakes you don’t catch so editing is much easier. Not only does it catch typos, it also alerts you with suggestions to improve your writing.

Because Grammarly runs as you type in real-time, you can quickly and easily update those typos or misspellings. It also allows you to add words to your own personal dictionary (super helpful for those of us with less common first or last names.) That way,

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You can also create a new document in their online interface, or upload existing documents to scan them to improve your writing. In this preview, you can see how it checks your writing and grammar to help improve your blog posts, emails, reports, papers, or any other copy!

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Having clean and well-written blog posts can help your engagement – the easier your blog is to read, the more people will want to follow along! High-quality blogs also rank higher in search engines, so Grammarly can even help you with your SEO.

Grammarly also features a plagiarism checker, which is another way to improve your search ranking. The more unique your content is, the more favored it will be by search engines as well.

In addition to the free version that checks your spelling and grammar, there’s also a paid version that can improve your writing even more. Grammarly Premium¬†checks out your sentence structure, word suggestions, and corrections based on what you’re writing specifically. Grammarly Premium even integrates directly with Microsoft Word!

I’m a really big fan of Grammarly and highly recommend checking it out!

Do you use a spelling or grammar checker as you write, or do you prefer to run a check after you’re done?

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6 Comments

  • Reply Michaela

    I <3 Grammarly! It has not only helped my writing but made me more confident in putting my stuff out there!

    April 12, 2017 at 11:04 am
    • Reply Desi

      Sometimes having an extra set of eyes is so helpful for building confidence – even if that set of eyes is an app.

      April 13, 2017 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Emily

    Grammarly needs to be known to every blogger it has saved my writing on numerous times! Great post for of useful information!

    April 13, 2017 at 9:26 am
    • Reply Desi

      I catch so many errors now that I had never noticed before – I always thought I was a careful typist but turns out there’s still room for improvement!

      April 13, 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Davi

    Thank you! This is so helpful! I’m always so terrified when I hit “post” that I have a mistake and someone is going to point it out! This will help me feel more confident!

    April 13, 2017 at 11:05 am
    • Reply Desi

      I’m so glad to hear it will be helpful!

      April 13, 2017 at 11:09 am

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