How Do You Proof Your Posts?

Use you must: Grammarly’s free online grammar checker because you can’t get away with bad grammar like Yoda can.

I love Google Chrome. As a designer, it offers so many tools for coding. It supports much more content than Internet Explorer. And another reason why I love it, one I’ve never shared with anyone before: it spell-checks for me.

I love being able to write up my posts without worrying about spelling. I’m not a bad speller, but knowing that Chrome has my back makes it a little easier on me, especially when I’m pressed for time.

But it’s not always enough. A spell-checker doesn’t correct grammar. I’ve used Microsoft Word, but I’m usually too lazy to do it every single time. I have to open it, wait for it to load, correct it, then close it. It’s just too much of a hassle :P

Then there’s Grammarly, which, in their words, is the world’s best grammar checker. You copy and paste your text into the box and it corrects your grammar. Instantaneously. Sounds pretty cool, and works, too.

Sometimes, if a post needs more than a grammar and spell-check, I’ll email the post to a close friend to tell me if the piece makes sense, is informative, and engaging.

I don’t always run my posts through a proofreader/friend. But on the occasion that I do, I need one that’s easy to use, and easily accessible.

How about you? What do you use to proof your posts? Your own eyes? Nothing at all?

This post was sponsored in part by Grammarly, the world’s best grammar checker.


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Cait @ Notebook Sisters

    February 13, 2014

    Oops. Probably nothing at all. >_< I'm not a bad speller (except the word "speller" always makes me think I'm breaking some word rule). I use the auto-spell-check my Mac provides. But other than that? I just hope I get the basics right, like "than" and "then" and fix up anything horrific later. I also have a sister who is a fabulous spell-checker.

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    Nadia @ Nadia Reads

    February 13, 2014

    I use the spell-check that’s directly on wordpress. But it’s true that it only corrects spell errors and not grammar…

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    Tori @ YA Book Queens

    February 13, 2014

    I like grammar/English, so I edit my own posts along with my co-blogger’s. I use Chrome, too, so I can catch typos. I usually type fast, so I mess up and switch a few letters occasionally, and it’s great that Chrome catches that for me. I’m pretty good with grammar, so I just read my post two times or so to make sure I didn’t miss anything or make any glaring mistake.

    Great post! (: I might have to use Grammarly sometime!

    Tori @ YA Book Queens