Just as I was preparing my new novel, Black-Hearted Bitch, for publication, Grammarly approached me write a review.
Grammarly.com bills itself as “The World’s Best Grammar Checker.” After using it, I can unquestionably say that it is better than Microsoft Word’s. In fact, I was favorably impressed with it. I do not have many problems with using correct grammar. However, like most people, I occasionally make errors that need to be caught before the manuscript goes into print. In addition to searching for grammatical errors, Grammarly also makes suggestions about improving vocabulary and checks your document for plagiarism.
It is not a perfect program. For one thing, it is somewhat expensive. It ranges from $29.95 (per month) to $139.95 (per year). It also chokes on large manuscripts. I finally had to divide my novel into small chunks. Furthermore, you will also need to chunk large manuscripts because Grammarly does not remember where you left off. For some reason, too, I had difficulty closing the manuscript after running Grammarly.
All in all, Grammarly found errors that Microsoft Word did not find, so it worked out well for me. As with Word, you will need some basic understanding of grammar because not all of the suggestions are valid.
On a final note, I used Grammarly to check this post. It did a fine job and convinced me even more that it is a program I should consider purchasing.
Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.