The Quantified Writer

Lately, at the suggestion of one of my coworkers, I starting using Grammarly to proof my writing in real time. So you’ve never heard of Grammarly? It is an automated proofreader that checks for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations. You can copy and paste any English text into Grammarly’s online text editor, or install Grammarly’s free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. As I write blog posts in WordPress, Grammarly actively recommends edits and points out errors.

One of the things I’ve really grown to enjoy is the reporting I get from Grammarly each week. It tells me how many words were checked that week and even rates the quality of the vocabulary I use. Prior to this, I’ve never had context for rating my use of grammar and vocabulary. It is fascinating to suddenly have this kind of information. Anyway, for anyone who writes on a regular basis, I recommend checking out Grammarly.

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