"I must use spell check at least 634 times a DAY. No joke. I don't know what the hell I would do without that shit!"
These were the words of a collaborator in one of my Facebook groups!
She invited the rest of the members to admit their 'dirty little not very entrepreneurial secrets' and guess what?
She was not alone....
Want to hear my confession?.......(drum roll).....
English is not my home language.
Do not know "loose" from "lose" or have other grammatical secrets? Why not use Grammarly to help you out of your misery?
For a few months I felt ashamed of my posts because - another blogger pointed out to me that she will not bother to read my blog because of grammatical errors.
That was a low blow.
I mean really, we do spell 'colour' as opposed to 'color' but other than that, I scan my posts and really try to use the easiest English to express myself.
I would never have felt confident to write in English, had I not have a corporate background where we only communicated in English.
But....what if she was right?
I considered the services of a proofreader but could not afford one at the time.
That is when I noted the advertisement of Grammarly on blogs - and I subscribed.
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Grammarly offers the following:
So, have you ever wanted to use a word eg. 'effect' but all of a sudden you doubt if it should not be 'affect'???
You use 'impact' instead!
Those days are gone!
With Grammarly you will be able to:
- Eliminate grammar mistakes
- Check for Plagliarism
- Improve word choice and style and
- Enhance your writing
Good grammar is like good manners - it can take you much further than a smile! Read more at
Grammarly boasts with a free option - spell check and alert of other matters (but not the correct option).
The BIG ? How much does it cost?
The best for last - Grammarly has a Chrome extension that is handy on your desktop whenever you need it!
In the words of The New York Times - "In most jobs, the ability to write clearly and unambiguously remains an essential skill"