A continued tension in my relationship with my husband is that he loves word games like Scrabble and I despise them because I am not a strong speller … and I hate to lose. “But you spell for a living!” he teases me. And it’s true: I spend a large chunk of my workdays writing and copyediting the writing of others. While I’m very detail-oriented and have taught myself correct grammar, spelling has never come easily to me.
That’s why I love Grammarly. You install it as an extension on your web browser, and it scans all the writing you do in real-time to correct your spelling, improve your grammar and sentence structure, and make your sentences clear and concise. The basic extension is free, although you can pay to upgrade for more writing advice.
Whether you’re writing in Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or WordPress, Grammarly reviews your writing and makes suggestions to improve it. I find the software far surpasses the spellcheck available in Microsoft Word and other word processing programs.
So, take it from this writer/editor who has never won a spelling bee, download Grammarly for free to avoid embarrassing spelling errors and confidently craft professional writing!