I have a severe case of dyslexia. Being dyslexic sometimes makes your life tough. Really tough.
Dyslexia is a weird condition for me to deal with because a big part of my job revolves around writing. It's more difficult when letters jump around your screen. I don't mind the challenge, though.
Sometimes I feel that my mind is going faster at writing than my hands are. It also makes it more challenging to read. Hence I usually listen to books.
I skip over letters. I omit words. Sometimes I combine them together without making sense.
Usually, after I type a complex word, I know it's wrong. I often have all the letters right, but they are in the wrong order.
The problem with old-school spell-checkers like the one in Microsoft Word is they don't understand the meaning of your sentences. You will often end up with the words spelled out correctly, but the whole sentence won't make sense.
Grammarly is a cloud-based spelling and grammar checking tool that uses machine learning to understand what you're writing.
They have a forever-free version, that is actually pretty darn good.
The premium version is un upgrade and will cost you $11.66 per month (if you pay annually).
Grammarly is the most popular spelling and grammar checking tool on the Internet right now.
What's all the hype about anyway?
To put it simply, Grammarly checks your writing for errors. The free version fixes typos, grammar, and punctuation. The premium version boasts an improved grammar engine, best writing practices, and plagiarism checks.
Grammarly has some really cool features:
The difference between excellent writing and bad writing is enormous. Grammar is not just a set of rules for communicating; it is the very core of the language.
Grammar is a cornerstone to any language, but often it isn't taught well in school. To write well you have to be creative, clear, and concise. Use words that are both strong and direct. This all will help you stand out.
From helping to explain the difference between words or identifying grammatical errors you might be making, this tool will help you correct the grammar in all of your writing.
The free version of Grammarly will be good enough for most users.
It checks your spelling, punctuation, and basic grammar. Much better than your average spell-checker.
You can even choose which dialect you're using. There's American, British, Canadian and Australian English.
Grammarly will also guide the general outcome of your article.
It's already a pretty impressive set of options:
Premium is just way better in every way. It has hundreds of clever grammar and style checks, more ways to interact with your devices like the Microsoft Word plugin, and plagiarism checks.
I think for most people, the free version will be enough.
You should only get the premium if you're one of these people:
My dyslexia is a serious problem, and I've tried all grammar-checkers available on the market:
So far nothing comes close to Grammarly premium.
It's like having a real-life editor looking over your shoulder as you write. Almost. I don't think I would be able to write the content for this site without Grammarly.
If you're on a budget, just sign up for the free account and check out their Chrome plugin. Pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
Missing comma after the introductory clause