Dana Hinders

Grammarly Helps You Be a Better Writer

I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because sleep deprived moms sometimes make silly mistakes. My reputation for producing clean copy with minimal errors is my greatest asset as a freelance writer. I can’t afford to let anything interfere with my ability to keep my clients satisfied.

Grammarly helps me catch mistakes that creep into my work when I’ve been up late comforting my son after a bad dream and haven’t yet consumed enough caffeine to get my brain running at full capacity. The service looks for issues such as:

  • Verb tenses
  • Faulty parallelism
  • Missing quotation marks
  • Adjective and adverb use
  • Double negatives
  • Contextual spelling errors
  • Commonly misspelled words

You can use Grammarly by pasting your text into the website’s form or downloading a plug-in to integrate it with Microsoft Word. Grammarly’s features are better at catching errors than the spelling and grammar checking capabilities of Microsoft Word. I encourage you to download the plug-in if you’re submitting projects to your clients as Word documents.

In addition to grammar checking capabilities, Grammarly has the ability to detect possible plagiarism. If you’re a new freelance writer worried about accidental plagiarism in your work, running your text through Grammarly can help you spot any potential issues before you submit an article or blog post to a client. The Grammarly plagiarism checker is used by colleges and universities across the world, including Arkansas State University, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Queensland.

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