You have a great idea for a new page on your website or an article for your resort blog. You’ve written 500 words so Google will be impressed with your knowledge and authority on the subject. And you’ve found some amazing images (and added the alt-tags) to support the piece.
But in the back of your mind, you have a worry and it’s stopping you from pressing PUBLISH.
You’re just not sure your copy is mistake-free. The last thing you want is for a colleague or owner to point out the glaring typo in the second paragraph of your masterpiece. But how do you check whether it’s or its? Is it your or you’re? And just where does that apostrophe go?
One of the best tools that I use on a daily basis, including writing this article, is Grammarly. A simple-to-use writing assistant that makes sure everything I write is clear, effective and, most importantly, mistake-free.
We all pick up bad writing habits along the way. But posting an article or news piece full of spelling mistakes and grammar errors is simply not good enough. It diminishes the credibility and value of your work. And getting the style and tone wrong can have major negative implications as well as making you feel a fool.
Grammarly can help by offering accurate, context-specific suggestions for all your written work. The software scans your copy for common and complex grammatical mistakes. This includes everything from subject-verb agreement to article use to modifier placement. It will also explain its suggested changes and you receive a weekly progress report.
It’s rather reassuring to know you have written 85 per cent more accurately than other Grammarly users!
There are now 10 million Grammarly users all producing great written work free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors. And you can too.
Access to Grammarly is through a free extension to Chrome and Firefox browsers. Just click the button on the webpage and follow the instructions. Grammarly will then check everything you write from Facebook posts to emails.
Alternatively, once you open your Grammarly account, you can upload your document file and it will check it for you.
If you feel you need more support, then you can upgrade to Grammarly Premium. This offers more advanced feedback in areas such as wordiness, plagiarism, inconsistent writing style and unclear sentence structure. It's not expensive and might give you more reassurance with your writing.
I enjoy using Grammarly so much that I have become an affiliate. It makes me feel confident when I write for my clients and for my business. It will help you too. So why not click this link, find out more and, if you sign up, I’ll earn a little bit of commission?
But you’ll earn the respect of your colleagues, managers and owners each time you write an email, report or that new website page with Grammarly supporting you. And that’s worth a whole lot more.