Grammarly: The Backseat Writer I’ve Been Looking For


If you are a writer, you’ve been there. You finish up a marvelous, long chapter and sit back with a sigh of relief. You never dreamed so much creativity could be hidden inside just aching for the opportunity to burst out. Unfortunately, that is the easy part of writing a story. It’s the editing that will almost suck the life entirely out of you. At least, that’s how it is for me. I would prefer to take a fork and shove it into both eyes than edit my writing. I can go over a passage a hundred times and still miss the slightest of errors. Time and time again, I will email my mom a chapter with the feeling that I had nailed it perfectly, and she will send it back with fifteen different corrections.

I love to write, but utterly despise the editing process.

Enter Grammarly. (http://www.grammarly.com/) This is a grammar checking, punctuation fixing, synonym offering machine. I’ve been using it for a few months now and absolutely love it. You can download a free 7 day trial to check it out and see what all it has to offer. The software is integrated right into Microsoft Office, so it is readily available to check Word documents and emails with the click of a button. Grammarly offers six different styles you can chose from when you decide to check your writing. This program is suitable for students, fiction and non fiction writers alike, business, and all written projects in general. It will check grammar and spelling (Providing a detailed description of the problems it detects and instructions on how to fix them), suggest word enhancements, and also check for plagiarism.

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In a previous post, I mentioned how much I enjoy using Scrivener for my writing. (http://www.literatureandlatte.com/index.php) Unfortunately at this time, Grammarly does not integrate with Scrivener, but I’m still hoping one day that will happen. What I’ve found is that I can use both programs together. I write in Scrivener, compile to a Word document, and then run the Grammarly check. I have dual monitors, so I keep my original on one screen, and the edited version on the other. I just scroll through the list of mistakes until each one has been corrected.

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There are three different pricing plans to choose from. The first one, which I have elected to go with, is $11.66 per month (Billed as one payment of $139.95). That covers one full year before I have to renew my subscription.

Another option is a straight monthly fee of $29.95.

And finally, there is an option to pay $19.98 per month (Billed as one payment of $59.95, a savings of $9.97/month) for a three month period.

I decided on the annual option because I know I will be writing for a long time, and the need for Grammarly will never go away. I would recommend downloading the 7 day free trial to see everything the software has to offer.

If you are searching for a self-editing program that is easy to use and extremely helpful, Grammarly is for you.

Next week: Critique Groups. Constructive or Destructive?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Have a blessed day,

Chris



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196 replies

  1. You pass so much time on a text, it’s inevitable, you stop seeing the error. I could see the same error in somebody’s text but not mine. Happily there’s many good softwares. I’m using Antidote from Druid (for French). It’s really nice, it will suggest corrections, explain them so you can chose which one is right you or the corrector. It contains many dictionary. It will let you know when there’s punctuation issues, mark the ambiguity, warn you of offensive term or the level of language you use. Let you know of the regionalism you use. It’s good and a one time purchase the update come with the license. I don’t know if they produce software for other language but they should.

  2. Hi Chris. I am a closet creative writer. I love literature so majored in that, and I must confess that I also love editing lol. It’s a sickness! Right now, I teach English and struggle with getting back into things with my own writing. Love your blog. Thanks for the following!

  3. Geez, I badly wish there were a bare-bones no- or low-cost version of this program! I do not write professionally, but grammatical mistakes are a HUGE pet-peeve of mine and I have found that the grammar-checker on MS Outlook 2007 and Office 2010 are, well, kinda crappy. Not to mention the fact that grammar has never been one of my strong points. Anyone have a suggestion or recommendation for a program that might fit my needs? Also, thank you so much for following my blog @ http://riceme0112358.wordpress.com/ . I will not post often, but when I do it will most likely be in the same vein as my first, as it is an issue about which I feel very strongly. Thanks and kind regards, riceme0112358

  4. There’s a lot to learn from you, Chris, whether one is a writer, a researcher or a student. And I’m so happy to see someone else who thinks like me about so many things: especially the ‘clean writing’ bit and the need to be punctilious about grammar, spelling and formatting, to bring ‘quality’ work even if we are going indie. Thank you for stopping by my blog, which is how I got to know of yours. I guess I will visit often to learn more.
    Revathi

  5. “I would prefer to take a fork and shove it into both eyes than edit my writing.” :) So true. This is interesting, and I may have to check it out. Thanks for the post.

  6. This sounds intriguing…sure beats how I’m editing now (manually… O_o)

  7. Sounds like a fascinating tool!

    I actually really enjoy editing – just not my own work. :P

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just checkd yours out and found some very helpful advices (the one above) thanks for sharing…am about to edit my first novel.. am very excited!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Franza

  9. Great thing to post! I am certainly the same way. In English class I would make a 99 on a research paper on content (from a very tough teacher) and then make an 82 on the gramer part. Very handy site!
    Thanks for visiting my site!

  10. Thanks for the tips! I’ll have to check out some of these links. Although, I usually just ask my friends to help me edit because they actually like doing it!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love to write and oddly adore the editing process. Whenever I have writer’s block on one of my plays, I start small and ‘edit’ what I have so far. I’m then off and running. Can’t explain it!
    -see you soon on the blog
    most sincerely, Betsy Bean
    lattedavotion.wordpress.com

  12. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for visiting my blog site! I’m looking into Grammarly.com with the free seven-day trial, but wanted to ask you if you’d given any thought to this site stifling creativity. With a blog entry that I submitted to the site, I am finding that it tends to take ME out of my writing. Thoughts?

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. So far, Grammarly has only helped me, and hasn’t hindered me in any way. I don’t make every single change it calls for. I normally use the General writing setting when I check my blog posts, and I use the Creative setting when I check my fiction.

      Chris

  13. CM:

    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    I came by your abode. And, I sam still there. An entire hour. Thank Goodness it is my daily commute.

    I am so glad your site is so interactive and so many contribute — You writing style makes people feel very much @ home; as they know they will respectfully listened to.

    I am a Christian and grew up in NC, as well.

    Per quick read through, I will suggest you try http://www.paperrater.com/

    Something about being a Christian forces one to share. And, the only remaning thought is how to do it well and include it in one’s daily routine.

    In his grace,

    Daniel

  14. This looks like great software, really handy! Though personally I much prefer to read & edit other people’s fiction that compose my own; I can only apply my creativity to real life stuff as I lack the discipline for storytelling.

  15. Wow! These are helpful websites! Thank you for sharing!

    And by the way, cool mom you have there! Mom as editor, wow! Best wishes for your work. :)

  16. First off, thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I had to laugh as a I read down and stumbled across this post, as I love editing dearly now. I must admit, it can be a true bane to your writing flow if you are trying to focus on what is correct. Clearly, you are in a good position! Keep up the good work!

  17. Hi. I so get ‘fork in eye’ wrt edits. I have read an item aloud through a megaphone & still missed the obvious. I tried some gramcheksoftware &, frankly, found them quite tedious because such do not allow for creative exceptions. Not great for poetry stuff. I tend to rely on my own devices for informal writing and hire when it’s critical. Hope the writing is inspired.

  18. Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by my humble blog. I am new in this site. You are terrific! Thanks for the writing tips. I am considering to take this grammary later when I decide to seriously going into writings….

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought if return the favor and check yours out. I will keep reading. I’m working on authoring a book right now and it looks like you have some helpful information here. I appreciate your choice to “write clean” as it is so important for the generations after us. You are leaving an important legacy for your daughters to follow. :)

  20. Reblogged this on Jackie Cooney and commented:
    Chris Martin’s post is pretty awesome! It’s useful for both newbies and advanced writers. The information is important so I asked Chris if I could reblog it. Done!

  21. You are lifesaver, thanks for being right on time with this info.

  22. uh-oh, you may have just changed my comma-ridden life.

    i mean, thank you. :)

  23. I’m glad you stopped by my blog, Chris. I wouldn’t know about this otherwise. It’s always so nice to get a real review that includes all the little details.
    When I started my blog I chose not to fret over grammar and punctuation and simply write freely… again. But… I definitely need something along the lines of Grammarly in my other writing! ;) Thanks

  24. Hi Chris,

    When I started reading this at first I thought it might be something for me, but alas, again for Windows based software. How come every time I think I find something useful, I’ve no use for it because I just love my Macbook. Boohoo. Good thing I have a great line-editor, and I honestly think no program could ever replace a professional editor, who thinks creative and is flexible enough to see your personal style and change his way of editing to match your flow. Besides talking to a person is so much easier than grmbling at your screen.

    By the way, like you I am a total Scrivener addict, no idea how I was able to plan, write and shuffle around scenes/chapters before I found that program. Luckily that one is available for Mac.
    If you ever do a review for Mac writer software, other than Scrivener, give me a holler and I’ll come check it out.

    • Thanks for stopping by. I hope to get a Mac at some point. Just need to sell some books. Lol. Would love to use Scrivener for Mac.

      Chris

    • Hi Chris,

      I decided when I started blogging NOT to worry about editing. I write what I’m led to write, set it aside, reread it and most times publish it. Sometimes I’m led to set it aside and reread it and make a few more changes but I don’t gruel over it. This attitude gives me the freedom to write what is important to me and let it all go trusting that what I’ve written will be understood and useful to someone out there. I just let it happen and let it all go. Thank you for reading my blog. I look forward to reading more about what you’ve written……Blessings Galore!!! Anne

    • I would love to own a Mac. It was the first computer I started out with and learned on back in 1999, but they are sooo expensive. I did do a google search though and found a few links for Mac editing software that you might be interested in. Here’s the link http://download.cnet.com/mac/text-editing-software/3150-2351_4-0.html

  25. thanks for sharing these ideas and tips. I too love to write and suck at editing! Even in high school my papers were often graded 98 for content 78 for grammar! Lately, I ‘ve been using my Husband as my grammar check, but an actual program may be more helpful!

  26. Thanks for the tip, Chris, and for visiting my blog and “liking” a post. Glad to have discovered your own interesting, helpful blog. Good discussion here. I’ll take a look at Grammarly and Autocrit. I’ve recently taught myself to use Dragon Naturally Speaking. Doesn’t help with grammar or other editing, of course, but has been a lifesaver as I’m turning my husband’s handwritten novel into a manuscript, and for me as a way of enhancing the creative process and jumping over my own internal editor to directly speak my own words.

  27. Hmm! I can never justify paying a recurring subscription fee for what should be isolate software, and I’m usually the one sending back those red-inked drafts, but still…I’m intrigued. (>^-’)>

  28. This was really useful! As I write, I’m always sure that I miss things! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  29. “I can go over a passage a hundred times and still miss the slightest of errors.” I can totally relate to that. I translate texts and scripts and even do subtitles for diffrent companies and festivals and it’s a daunting task to go over them a million times. Thankfully, just as you, I have my mom to help. Thanks for the tip! Have a great day!

  30. Thanks so much for following my blog and leading me to yours! I also love these software recommendations. I’ll definitely have to check them out. Thanks, Jamie

  31. Hey Chris, thanks for following my blog, Its encouraging when other writer want to know what am going through. Thanks for the support. And you have a great blog too.

  32. I am SO Excited that you let me find you!!!

    Dude!!!

    I can’t wait to read your works!

    Thank You!!

  33. I’m always procrastinating when it comes to writing a story. I’m probably not cut out to be a writer but you are good at it. Thanks too for following my blog.

  34. Thanks for the follow Chris, and the great post on this grammar tool. It’s nice to hear that other authors have the same fork-to-eye opinion of the editing process. I edit the work of others at my place of employment all the time, but when I look at my own work the blinders go up. :)

  35. Holy crap! I’m so glad you started following my blog! I think your posts will be extremely helpful and entertaining! :-) If I wasn’t so poor I’d totally check out this program. For now I need to rely on my friends for editorial advice. Lucky for me my friends love what I write so they are happy to assist! :-)

  36. Wouldn’t it be cheaper simply to have your MS read by a proper editor? After all, if you’re serious about your work you should be doing that anyway!!

    • I’ve never actually looked into that. For as much as I write during the course of a year, I’m not sure using an editor would be cheaper. What I love about Grammarly is that I get instant feedback. I don’t have to send something off to an editor and wait. I write a chapter, run it through Grammarly, and I have my corrections. It’s proved to be extremely useful. Thanks for stopping by.

      Chris

  37. I just thought of something. I would love to reblog this on my site! You have such great information that I think my audience would love it! Let me know.

  38. Oh… My… Gosh!!! Thank you for writing about this! I can edit someone’s work and find every single error, but when it comes to my own, I always find one or two things that I miss and I end up spending hours upon hours editing my own work. I asked a prof about this problem once and he told me it was because I wrote what I was editing so the words are at the forefront of my mind. Therefore, I get used to what is on paper and miss what shouldn’t be. Thank you for the tip. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    By the way, thank you for following my blog. I can’t wait to read your other posts!

  39. I am so very glad you visited my “Bentrivka” world because it brought me here to “Grammerly…” The information provided in this post is invaluable; and just what this, loves-to-procrastinate-when-it-comes-to-editing, person needs.

    Very much obliged!

  40. I also hate the editing process. I think editing my own work is why I have now restarted more times than I care to admit. Mostly I think it’s because I’m being overly critical of myself. I try and send all my work to my sister who will give it a once over and let me know how it feels. It’s nice to get a fresh set of eyes on it and let me know if I’ve got her hooked or not :)

    Have a great day…can’t wait till your next post!

    • Yeah, having someone else read over and see it from a completely different perspective always helps a lot. Sometimes I get so tired of looking at a chapter, I put it away and work on another project. Thanks for looking around. Glad you like it.

      Chris

  41. Thanks, Chris, I’ve been thinking about trying some new fiction software. I used NewNovelist for a while and disliked it b/c the files weren’t portable and I couldn’t see all my work at once. I’m definitely going to look into Scrivener. Have you heard of Storybox?

  42. I totally love your blog! Your take on Grammerly has made me a convert. Is there any way I could send you a private message – email or other?

  43. Another writer had suggested Scrivener to me over a year ago and at the time there was only a beta version for the pc with a 30-day use. I didn’t take the opportunity back then to try it but I know the full version is out now. I’ve heard really great things about it and am thinking of investing in it.

    Grammarly seems pretty neat and will definitely check out the trial.

  44. I’ve always found editing to fairly easy for me. English, grammar–always my strongest subjects in school and I still love it. I guess I’m a bit old school–I edit my friend’s short stories and other literature when it’s complete. I never even knew there was software specifically for editing aside what’s already available with Microsoft Office and Live Writer.

    But thank you for liking my blog. I hope you enjoy the content that is to come.

  45. Great info. Thanks for sharing. :)

  46. Interesting post, and interesting tool, but I think Grammarly has just about no place in creative writing, responding exactly – soullessly, robotically – like the piece of software it is. We are doomed to homogenised machine speak if this is the future of writing (which, fortunately, I don’t believe it is).

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your point of view. Grammarly has been more of a teaching tool for me than anything else. My writing has dramatically improved since I started using it. Have a great evening.

      Chris

      • It’s quite possible my strong feelings on the matter are coloured by the fact that I earn my living from editing, and a few of the organisations I work for undoubtedly like to think they could replace me with software. Perhaps, in the big picture, I am no different from a 19th-century Luddite protesting against the march of the machines.

  47. Very helpful post! I’m working on a novel myself and was just searching for a good program to help me organize my writing. It gets kind of crazy when you have tons of notes everywhere, as well as chunks of writing that you don’t necessarily want in chronological order. I downloaded a trial copy of Scrivener…really love it so far, but after your post I think I’ll purchase it after the trial’s up. As far as the editing…yeesh, not sure I’m looking forward to that part myself, we’ll see. Thanks for the info about Grammarly!

  48. It’s funny; I was just writing about how I love editing (and I love coming up with ideas); it’s the getting words down that I sometimes find painful. I’m much better at polishing something, even if it’s not too great, than coming up with something good in the first place.

    I guess the world needs all kinds of writers.

  49. That thing about emailing your mom a “perfect” chapter and her sending it back with 15 corrections? That’s a “Mom Skill.” Our kids can’t slip even a tiny little mistake past us. We have antennae for that! :D

    Thanks for following my blog! Hopefully we’ll get to the REAL Narnia details soon.

  50. This looks really interesting. I love to write but my grammar is less than stellar. I’m definitely going to give it a try.

  51. I know I could very well be shooting myself in the foot by admitting this, but I am terrible with grammar. As a writer, I realize how detrimental that can be, but I won’t let it stop me from doing what I’m meant to do. There’s just too many places you can put a coma, there’s too many words that are spelled similar, and I had never cared for usage and comp in high school. Generally I just use spell check. Since I can’t afford Microsoft Office Word (which is the default on my computer, I just don’t have the product key), I use Microsoft Works Word Processor. It’s just like the old Microsoft Word, from probably five years ago. I’d like something newer, something with more features, but with a limited income I don’t have many options. I find that I end up with mistakes in my third and even fourth drafts too, but all I can do is keep going through them, over and over, until I’m satisfied. The worst thing though, is when I get a manuscript back and realize there’s simple and stupid mistakes in it (and I wonder why no one accepts it-eyeroll). That makes me feel like a moron. Thanks for the post though, and I’ll look into Grammarly. Maybe I’ll ask for it for Christmas.

    • Oh, I’m terrible as well. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of. That’s why there are people out there who edit and proofread. As writers, our main focus is coming up with plots and characters that will grab the reader’s attention. Grammar and punctuation are in the back of my mind when I’m writing. After using Grammarly, I do find that I am catching more errors right away, but I’m still horrible at it. :)

      Chris

  52. It sounds like the kind of thing you want done, revolutionwriter1, is proofreading, not editing. They are vastly different tasks, and the pay rate is usually vastly different as well. (I’m a proofreader by trade.) Editors will go over the larger picture, storyline, content, etc. Copy editors and then proofreaders will nitpick format, style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and fact-checking as needed. Just a heads-up to know what you’re looking for before you hire someone.

  53. This sounds like it could be the answer to my prayers! :D

  54. Wow! This beats the pudding out of waiting for my monthly critique group to scrutinize my manuscript. Thanks for the tip and stopping by my banned book post. More to follow this week. Consider signing up as a Book Booster

  55. I’ve never heard of this software, but it looks pretty cool. I’m not very good at catching my errors either. So far I’ve relied on beta readers and then reading it again myself – slowly and out loud – to catch all my missing words. It seems my mind works faster than my fingers can type. (Years from now, I’ll look back on this problem and be grateful :))

  56. Fabulous! I’m working on writing my first book….and my HORRID grammar skills keep me from wanting to write sometimes. I also have been known to email things to my mom to get grammar corrections. Have to love moms for that!! lol. I’m definitely going to be checking out this website. Thanks.

  57. morning chris, cecilia here, I love to cheat and I love short cuts so I shall surely check this out, though I am still getting over being gobsmacked about you having two monitors.. wow.. i am such a short ass with my little laptop!! love it.. I need to get serious.. c

  58. What a great idea!! This will certainly save me so much time and effort. Thanks :)

  59. do you learn from using this service?
    do you foresee a day you’ll be able to not pay them?
    what is it that distinguishes it from programs that don’t keep costing you money?
    have you considered taking a class in editing or grammar?

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Since using Grammarly, I have seen a drastic improvement in my writing. The first chapter I used it on, it was riddled with corrections. Now, not so much.

      I think by using this software, I am, in a sense, taking courses on editing. I might look into other alternatives at some point, but I am completely happy with Grammarly.

      Chris.

  60. What writer has not been there? I’ve had pieces where I’m so sick of looking at it that I stop looking at it. I put it back in its cyberfolder and forget it even exists (I like my eyes a little too much, and I eat off my forks). I will take a look at Grammarly. It sounds good.
    Oh, and thanks for following my blog! Yours looks pretty good.

  61. Great post, Chris. I happen to be one of those writers who absolutely LOVES editing. But I am human, so this program could come in handy to double check myself. Thanks for sharing the info!

  62. How funny, I just wrote a poem expressing some of my emotions about punctuation. I find editing myself to be so difficult and frustrating at times. Thanks for this post I will go check out the resources you shared. :-)

  63. thank you for following me! I’m following you back and looking forward to reading your interesting posts!

  64. I will definitely give this a try.

  65. I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  66. Loved your post! Editing kills so much of my time and I do the same exact thing: send large emails to my mother thinking I’ve found every mistake only to learn that I missed several. I will try Grammarly out for sure. Also thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!

  67. Looks like a cool tool. But the pricings are not right for me at the moment…

  68. It doesn’t matter how many times I read over my manuscripts, I always miss something. Does grammarly point out the use of passive voice?

  69. Awesome, much needed information! thank You and thanks for the follow.

  70. FYI the plug in doesn’t work on the Mac version of Word. But you can still use the web based platform. Adds a step, but if it cuts down the editing time, it’s worth it!

  71. I’m going to check it out! Editing is the fun-sucker of my life. Fortunately I just finished a 2 1/2 month stint where I edited 4 full length books and now I’m in the clear for awhile. So if I get this before the next editing binge… that would be excellent!

  72. I have been perusing your blog. It is very interesting. I don’t often get to just “write” anymore (except Penelope’s blog which follows very specific grammar rules that don’t really relate to actual writing rules). I think its because I write online help and document software all day. Now the rules for that are really specific (and onerous). Great blog!
    Barb

  73. This sounds like a great program – And cost-effective to boot. I will definitely check it out. If I can take any of the editing load off of my shoulders, I’m sure it will be worth it!

  74. I love love love editing! That’s why I do it for a living. :-) However, I understand why many people, would rather stick forks in their eyes. Writing is hard. Editing is worse. I get it!

    I’ve heard much about Grammarly, and I appreciate your review because it sounds like a fantastic option. Definitely something I may incorporate into my biz and will definitely recommend to my clients. Of course, it’ll be helpful in my own personal writing endeavors as well! Thanks!

  75. Chris this looks like a brilliant program. I’m definitely going to look into it!

  76. Wow, am I a total freak that I actual prefer the editing/proofing phase more than the rough draft phase? Then again, I’ve been a professional proofreader for several decades, so that might have something to do with it. It’s easier for me to nitpick something to death than to sit and write it all the way through the first time.

    This may not have been your intention with this post, but your photo of the dual monitors convinced me to put my second one back on my desk. Right now. After all, it’ll at least be a great way to procrastinate on that rough draft for a little while longer. :)

  77. Hi Chris, I love the fact that at least I’m not the only struggling writer who despises the revision and editing process!!! I’ll keep reading though if you keep writing :-)

  78. Oh editing my book took longer than writing it – such a frustrating phase. I can totally relate. Good to know there are programs that can help:)

  79. Sound like a great program! Might have to give it a go myself somewhere down the line. :-)

  80. Chris, I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! :-)

  81. Thanks for the information. Your site is proving to be full of useful info! I don’t mind editing so much. To me the pressure is getting it down the first time. I love that part, but I can get a bit maniacal. I”m more relaxed when I’m editing. :)

  82. Thanks so much for posting this. I am always looking for tools to help with revision. I’m in the thick of edits right now and this seems like a great tool to use as a last pass through before sending it off to my editor. :)

  83. That’s awesome! Definitely going to look into this. I usually crank up the review settings in Word until my entire manuscript is filled with red and green underlines :P Grammarly looks like it will be much more efficient however.

    Thanks for the tip! I probably never would have heard of the program otherwise.

  84. Hi Chris
    Editing? Yuck! It drives me crazy. I paid for the yearly option for Autocrit, basically the same thing. http://www.autocrit.com/ They offer yearly subscriptions, I have the Gold one and was thinking of upgrading, but I think I’ll check out Grammarly first. Great post!

  85. That sounds very useful, but also a bit expensive. Would you have to keep up the subscription forever, if you wanted to use it forever? You’d think they’d have a flat fee of like $200 or something to just buy the program permanently, like Word or Excel.

  86. Ooh! I’m excited about this program. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to check it out. I’m actually very good at editing but only other peoples work. I tend to miss quite a bit when I review my own stuff. This would save a lot of agonizing hours I imagine. Also, thanks for stopping by my site. God bless.

  87. Great post Chris. I guess I’m just as crazy, but I agree with Fransiweinstein. I love editing, whether it’s my or someone else’s work. My reputation is so bad, that people bring a red pen with them when they ask me to review something …lol.

    Best
    Nett

  88. Thanks for the tip, and for letting me know that there are plenty of others out there who find editing a bane. The worst for me are all those errors that only reveal themselves once you have submitted a piece – often in the first sentence. Why is that?

  89. Thanks for posting about this! It looks pretty useful. I tend to miss so many jarring errors even when they’re right under my nose. D=

  90. Call me crazy. I love editing my work, polishing and perfecting.

  91. I guess we’re all on the same page, Chris. Editing my own work over and over again leaves me spinning my wheels and all I really want to do is WRITE. I’m definitely going to do the trial. You know how Word will tell you a sentence is a fragment? But that’s how you write in fiction. Have you encountered that w/Grammarly?

    • From what I’ve seen, Grammarly ignores sentence fragments when I have it on the Creative setting to check my work. I was thrilled because, like you said, Word highlights those every time. Fragments are part of fiction for sure. :)

      Chris

  92. The eyeball with fork thing…if I didn’t like seeing so much, well lets just say I feel your pain.

  93. “I can go over a passage a hundred times and still miss the slightest of errors.”

    Preaching to the choir. Going to check this out, thanks.

  94. This looks ideal for me. I edit my work but can never seem to catch many of the glitches in grammer.

    Thanks :)

  95. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I greatly appreciate that. Thanks for the follow.

    Chris

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