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?