I’m one of the , probably many millions of, people offered a free month of Grammarly Premium, the online proofreader, in return for blogging about it.
My only previous experience of Grammarly was to read the self published novel of a friend who claimed that Grammarly was all she needed to turn out a professional quality product and she didn’t know why people bothered with that whole tedious submission, content edit, copy edit, proof reading business. After reading the novel, I very gently tried to correct this assumption and she no longer speaks to me.
As you can imagine, my impression of Grammarly is somewhat sceptical. However I’m going to give it a really fair whack and will report back on it. This maybe unfair of me since everything I’m currently writing has really hard words in it that confuse the hell out of Word’s built in spell/grammar checker but any dictionary that doesn’t have ‘reins’ in it, instead insisting that I substitute ‘reigns’, isn’t worth the paper or pixels it’s printed on.
I’d love to compare notes with anyone else who is giving it a trial.