Grammarly - For Grammar-Impaired Bloggers Like Me

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

have been blogging since April 11, 2008. Hard to believe it has been almost 4 years! Prior to working as a mommy and blogger, I was a Print Production Manager at an advertising agency where a substantial part of my job was proofreading. I hate typos. I used to pride myself on my ability to find a mistake in any piece of work that was handed to me. Spelling, spacingpunctuation, grammar, I went through each piece painstakingly searching for any tiny infractionCatching all of those mistakes translated into saving the company, and our clients, money, as well as greater job security for yours truly.

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 mistakesUsually, 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 weekhowever, 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 selfEnter grammarly. Grammarly is an automated proofreader, grammar and spell-checkervocabulary enhancer, and writing coach all rolled into one! It's fabulousYou 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 studentteacher, blogger, writereditor 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.

BF said...

Thanks for stopping by, and I can relate to this on so many levels. As I work at an advertising agency on prepress packaging... I check files everyday to be sure mistakes are caught before they are reviewed by the client. I also make plenty of mistakes in my blog. I will reread over and over before I post, and they are still there. Ugh, haha

Brooke said...

this sounds like a great find! I can't spell to save my life and if those red squiggly lines ever went away under the words I got wrong I'd look like a fool! :)

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