Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Go, Go, Grammarly for Editing Your Writing, #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

 

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Go, Go, Grammarly for Editing Your Writing by J.Q. Rose

One of my most favorite tools I keep in my Author Toolbox is Grammarly, an online spelling and grammar checker. I only use the free version, but the program always tells me how many advanced issues I am missing because I am not a premium member. So I have been considering joining the premium program since I am editing a nonfiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women and my memoir, Arranging a Dream.

Grammarly does a fine job of finding typos, misspelled words and punctuation errors. That's what I really need, but the premium program can help find awkward sentences, a wrong word by reading the context of the sentence e.g. there or they're and I bet dangling participles too--whatever that is! I imagine many writerly concerns such as tautology can be pointed out by the AI bot. 

When I am tired and I have read a chapter over and over and over, I can get into Grammarly and it will underline even more words that I missed. I feel more at ease about the editing after using this inhuman tool.

I am looking into more free tools for grammar checking, such as Pro-Writing Aid, and will report on them for you next month.

Below is part of the weekly writing update from Grammarly. (Ha, I find it interesting that the program underlined grammarly as an error when that is its logo spelling without the capital G!) I like the Tone section of the report especially when I'm writing a book for 10-13-year-old girls. I don't want it to be formal sounding.

Take a peek to learn about grammarly besides just the grammar corrections.

 
Grammarly
 
 
SEPTEMBER 06 - SEPTEMBER 13
 
Your Weekly Writing Update
 
Check out the big vocabulary on you! You used more unique words than 92% of Grammarly users. Keep it up!
 
 
 
 
GRAMMARLY WRITING STREAK
 
44 weeks
52
Next Achievement
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PRODUCTIVITY
 
You were more productive than
92% of Grammarly users.
 
 
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12,231
words checked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUG 2330SEP 0613
 
 
 
MASTERY
 
You were more accurate than
55% of Grammarly users.
 
 
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166
alerts shown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUG 2330SEP 0613
 
 
 
VOCABULARY
 
You used more unique words than
92% of Grammarly users.
 
 
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1,589
unique words used
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUG 2330SEP 0613
 
 
 
TONE
 
Some of the tones that were detected in your writing last week:
 
 
1.Formal
  
28‌%
+8%
 
2.Joyful
  
22‌%
-3%
 
3.Encouraging
  
16‌%
+14%
 
4.Informative
  
14‌%
-4%
 
5.Appreciative
  
6‌%
-8%
 
6.Neutral
  
5‌%
+2%
 
7.Uncertain
  
5‌%
+2%
 

What is your process for proofreading your writing? Please leave a comment below.
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