Well, I have a confession to make. I make grammar mistakes, spelling errors and terrible typos on a daily basis nowadays. I have been typing one-handed with one eyeball on my kids for the past 4 years, and it shows. Despite the fact that typos are still a big pet peeve of mine, my work often contains mistakes. Usually, my husband will read a post and alert me to my blunders, but sometimes he does not. Sometimes they hang out there in the blogosphere for all to see, and the hideousness of my unpolished unprofessional self is utterly exposed. It pains me deeply. My mother was an English major. I know it pains her too.
This week, however, I was introduced to a wonderful resource that just might save my rear, and help me redeem my bleary-eyed, multi-tasking, fumble-fingered blogging self. Enter grammarly. Grammarly is an automated proofreader, grammar and spell-checker, vocabulary enhancer, and writing coach all rolled into one! It's fabulous. You just copy and paste your text into the online editor, and it will guide you to better writing with a detailed report highlighting mistakes and making suggestions for improvement. It even checks for plagiarism. Cool huh? I can think of so many uses for the wonder website! Where was this grammar checker when I was in school?! What a fantastic resource it is for anyone with a web presence. I can not tell you how many websites I regularly come across (mine included) with terrible typos!
If you are a student, teacher, blogger, writer, editor or human who uses words, and you have not tried grammarly, you should! You can try it for free here.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, however, the opinions expressed here are my own. I will use the heck out of this site in the future to rescue myself from mistake-ridden blog posts.