Monday, August 12, 2013

Grammarly giveaway

If you are like me, and most writers are in this respect, it really bugs you to see documents, newspapers, books, signs or anything with misspelled words, misused or unused punctuation, or bad grammar. 

But I’ll be the first to admit: as I get older, my spelling and grammar skills seem to get worser. Excuse me, I mean more worser. Anyway, you get the picture. 

Enter Grammarly, a program that can help keep you from getting embarrassing red marks from your editor or you teacher, or disapproving glances from prospective employers who are reading your resume. 

I have used it and I love it. There are a lot of bells and whistles that I haven’t figured out how to use yet, but basically it works in tandem with Microsoft Word−just download it and it incorporates itself into the toolbar of the program. When you’re ready to spell/grammar check, just click on the toolbar and watch it do its stuff. It works just like spell check, but with lots more detail and tons of great suggestions for fixing your document, manuscript or whatever.

Normally, I don’t tout products on my blog, but seeing that we live in a free-market, capitalist society, and I’m an author, I thought I would let people know about this. I have to admit I also got a free trial of the product, but that’s not why I’m doing this. I’m doing it because the nice folks at Grammarly are offering a free three-month premium membership to the first five people to comment on this post. Just leave a comment and I will PM you to get an email address. 

Good luck!