Every Blog post I write, I write with the intent of providing helpful information for my audience. I’ve been writing for over 8 years in some capacity. Writing resumes, developing policy manuals, corporate communications, blog posts and now my new venture; writing children’s books have been my primary focus. Due to my increased interest, I’m paying more attention to the quality of my work.
Starting out, I have to admit, I wasn’t the best writer. My grammar was always the worst in class. However, I realized, the more I would write, the better my writing pieces would be.
It wasn’t until I found Grammarly back in September of 2016, that I was able to visually see my improvements. Back in September, I was finalizing my self-published book, Jordin’s Life Lessons, Moving Day. Instead of contracting with another Editor (which usually runs me between $150 to $400), I tried Grammarly out. Luckily for me, they offer a free subscription, so no out of pocket costs (Sold me there!). Upon looking into the software, I saw there was a free version which includes a free text editor and a free browser extension. I found this checks over 150 types of errors. So, I tried out the software on a few projects I was working on. I was genuinely impressed with how this program scanned my document. Grammarly goes beyond the standard spelling check.
Knowing, I was going to be sending my book to print, I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I purchased the Premium plan, and the best value is buying the annual plan at $139.95. The Premium package, not only checks over 250+ types of errors, but they also look for Contextual Spelling, Grammar, Plagiarism, Sentence Structure, Punctuation, Vocabulary enhancement, and Style.
Grammarly Premium offers three ways to pay:
• The monthly plan at $29.95 equates to $359.40 annually
• The quarterly plan at $59.95 equates to $239.96 annually
• The annual plan is valued at $139.95 *BEST VALUE*
Using Grammarly’s Premium plan, I felt confident enough to push my book to publish. I’ve been using Grammarly for almost 5 months. Initially bought for my book, Grammarly has been helpful in writing emails, blog posts, resumes, and company correspondences. I’ve never questioned this purchased and feel the software has helped me improve my writing ability.
See Also: How I became a Self-Published Author
I received a progress report a few weeks after using the product. In these reports, Grammarly provides a snapshot of your weekly activity. Here is an example of what is delivered to your mailbox each week. They target your activity, mastery and vocabulary advancement. If these numbers aren’t enough to encourage you, I don’t know what else would.
If I hadn’t tried Grammarly, I would have spent over a hundred dollars on an editor. That is now money well saved. My book has been published, and I have received nothing but rave reviews about it.
Rather than trusting my word, give it a try yourself. If you’re interested in Grammarly, you can swing by their website here and take a look around. Again, trying it out is FREE. There is no obligation to pay for any plan. Try it before you buy it!