Never thought I’d be writing this post about what I thought was a simple Google Chrome extension … a spell-checker to say the least.

But, is Grammarly just a simple spell-checker? I’ve found out that it absolutely is not. It not only checks your spelling but checks your grammar as well. It gets in your business in a good way.

As a social media manager and content marketer, it is necessary that I write effective copy and Grammarly helps me do just that!

Grammarly Logo

I recently discovered how much Grammarly was “in my business” when I was designing an image in Canva. I was pleasantly surprised to see Grammarly corrected a word in a Canva text box.

So, what can Grammarly do for you my fellow bloggers, content marketers, and all other online marketers? It can help improve your writing skills. It’s like having a built-in editor, another set of eyes. It can help you by correcting your spelling and grammar both online and offline. You’ll also get detailed explanations for your mistakes and progress reports in your inbox!

Here are some places Grammarly will assist you in writing mistake-free:

While composing an email in GMAIL

In your WORDPRESS posts

When you’re posting on FACEBOOK

When you compose a Tweet on TWITTER

On LINKEDIN

I can’t forget CANVA … and nearly anywhere else you write online!

So, how do you get started?

  • First, go to Grammarly’s website and signup for a free account.

  • Next, install the Google Chrome extension.

  • Then, download Grammarly’s Windows app.

  • And last, download the Grammarly app for Microsoft® Office (works with Word and Outlook).

Grammarly also offers a Premium version, which is a great investment whether you write for a living or not. Here’s what you get with Grammarly Premium (this is straight from their website):

Twice as Many Corrections
Premium users correct twice as many mistakes as free users.

Get Better Results
Get customized checks for more than 30 different document types.

Write With Confidence
Our plagiarism checker compares your content against a library of over 16 billion web pages.

So, go ahead and get started. I’ve got to get back to writing like a pro!

 

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Author: Romona Foster

Romona Foster is the Social Media Trainer and Consultant at Social Media How To’s with Romona. Romona teaches small businesses and nonprofits how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram — and the best practices of Email Marketing, Online Marketing, and Personal Branding. She is a featured contributor with Business2Community and is a Constant Contact Community blogger.