Are you starting a blog?
If so, that means more writing.
There’s no getting around it.
You don’t have to be a Jackie Collins or John Grisham, although that wouldn’t hurt lol.
Although your writing doesn’t need to be perfect, it shouldn’t look like words you just threw together.
It should be proofread thoroughly for grammar and spelling.
How well-written your content is in terms of grammar speaks to your credibility and can go further in building trust with your audience.
As I’m writing this post, I’m reminded about a job interview that I aced and was being asked for a second interview.
I decided to write a thank you letter to the person who interviewed me.
And in that letter, I had one very small typo.
That very small typo resulted in the second interview getting cancelled.
I was so distraught.
I was so frustrated that I made the error in the first place and secondly, I just couldn’t understand why just ruined any chance I had on getting the job.
So, don’t think that grammar doesn’t count.
If grammar and writing aren’t your strong points don’t fret!
Below, I’ve listed 23 grammar tools for better content creation.
- Grammarly is a free download that corrects grammar, punctuation,
and spelling mistakes while also catching contextual errors, improving your vocabulary, and suggesting style improvements.
It doesn’t just make suggestions.
It also gives you detailed explanations for any mistakes.
Grammarly offers a free online text editor and free browser extensions for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox and works with Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else on the web.
Ginger call itself a one-stop shop for writing.
It features the most sophisticated proofreader which looks at advanced writing tools like definitions, synonyms, rephrasing, translations and more.
This is a free download and is available for Windows, major browsers and mobile (iOS and Android).
LanguageTool Is a proofreading service and works for in over 20 languages including English, German, Polish, and more.
- After The Deadline
After the Deadline is an open source language checker for the web with contextual spell checking, advanced style checking, and intelligent grammar checking.
It identifies writing errors and offer solutions.
This is available as an extension in your web browser as well as a plugin in WordPress.
When you use the plugin in WordPress it replaces the built-in spell checker.
You can change the settings to proof as you type or after hitting the “Proofread” button.
With Grammar Check, you can fix typos, grammar, and punctuation.
The software works to improve readability by suggesting alternatives and formatting text.
No download is required.
Helps to find spelling and other basic grammar and stylistic mistakes.
This might sound like an academic resource.
That’s because it is.
But it’s still great for bloggers.
Because you can use it to proofread, check against plagiarism, readability, and spelling and grammar checks.
Easily integrates with Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Checks for spelling, grammar, style, punctuation, and plagiarism.
Works On Mac OS, Windows, And All Browsers.
Communicate clearly, concisely and with confidence.
This spelling and grammar checker also works as a thesaurus.
If your writing style is brief like Twitter then the Hemmingway app might be for you.
This app is a favorite of many top bloggers.
The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
Atomic Writer was designed with bloggers in mind.
The program gives you:
- Real time, custom and predictive recommendations
- Suggests topics that are important to your audience and what channels you should be publishing on
Pro Writing Aid touts itself as “Your Personal Writing Coach, a grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package.”
It analyzes your writing and presents its findings in over 20 different reports you can choose from.
NeuroGrammar™ is an advanced grammar checking software.
It can check the grammar in any English document to a level unseen in any other grammar checking application on the market.
Here are some other spelling, grammar, plagiarism checkers:
Proofread Bot performs style, grammar, statistic and plagiarism checks on your content and gives recommendations in order to improve your writing (click here for a sample report).
CorrectEnglish helps you create mistake-free writing on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the web. It will instantly check your work against over 63,000 advanced grammar rules, check for contextual spelling errors, and recommend word substitutions that will improve readability.
AutoCrit is an online manuscript editing tool enabling fiction writers to quickly and effectively self-edit their work anytime, anywhere.
Grammar checker: Check your English writing with this free online ESL grammar checker. Click “Check spelling” and then “Check grammar.” For speech recognition, click on the microphone icon and begin speaking.
SpellChecker can help you proofread all types of writing from email to research paper.
It’s a good resource for newsletters, online communications, social media, and business correspondence.
Slick Write is a powerful, free application that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest.
Whether you’re a blogger, novelist, SEO professional, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level
Reverso helps you correct mistakes and offers you different ones to choose from when possible. Be careful here.
They let you know that their program that there are situations where they may miss or skip a mistake and advise you not to rely on them exclusively.
Grammark can help to improve grammar and writing style.
It suggests improvements and through a score system, it helps you measure progress.
Perform online contextual spell checking, advanced style checking and intelligent grammar checking with SpellCheck24.
Many of the above are extensions inside of Chrome and/or Firefox.
In case you don’t know how to add an extension in your browser below are a couple of tutorials.
That’s some list!
Take a look at these tools and find the one that works best for you.
Most are free or have a free version.
Don’t underestimate how important it is to ensure that your writing is error free and needs to be clear.
Now, get out there and crush it 😊.