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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,
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!
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!