Recently I received the pleasure of trialing a Grammarly Premium account.
I have the chance to offer 5 of you free 3-month premium account of Grammarly (see end for details).
For those of you who don’t know what Grammarly is – it’s a grammar checker basically. You got to the website (http://www.grammarly.com), log in to your free basic account or premium account, and copy and paste a piece of writing into the box and click “Start Review”. There are lots of different kinds of reviews but mostly I pick General.
It will then search through your extract for the following:
- Contextual Spelling Check
- Style and Word Choice
It will highlight how many issues have been found and give it a score out of 100. All you then need to do is look at each issue and resolve. However, the free basic account does not let you do this, it just lists the errors but doesn’t show you where in the extract they are.
The premium account lets you download a word add-on. This means you can scan your entire document from Microsoft Word!
The only down side to this is, if like me you were trying to use it to review a 40,000 odd word document then the reviewing takes ages!
Having said that I have been very happy and impressed with the tool and I plan on keeping my free basic account and will definitely use it as a means of editing.
Premium Account Payment Options:
Monthly: $29.95 / £19.50 (roughly)
Quarterly: $59.95 ($19.98 per month) / £39.00 (roughly)
Yearly: $139.95 ($11.66 per month) / £91.00 (roughly)
Ease of use: 5 out of 5
Practicality of free basic account: 3 out of 5
Value for money – free account: 3 out of 5
Value for money – premium account: 5 out of 5
I would recommend it to anyone who cannot afford the professional editing fees.