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Title: Grammerly
Post by: laurie-fishero1 on May 13, 2022, 03:30 PM
Don't laugh, this is a novice question! Is Grammerly premium worth it for PB editing? I know it is not the same as a professional editor but is it worth it to get started? Thanks
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: dkshumaker on May 13, 2022, 06:02 PM
I have not used it so I don't really have an opinion. I hope others chime in!
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: David Wright on May 13, 2022, 08:44 PM
I wouldn't think so. Premium adds things like fluency, word choice and tone -- and you need those to be yours, not from an algorithm.
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: Jenny on May 13, 2022, 09:01 PM
Asking my critique partners for help with my grammar and punctuation has been what works for me.  Sometimes I'll ask if they can specifically point out any errors. Since I struggle in those areas, it's nice to have partners who are knowledgeable in them.

Also, lately I've been using the website quillbot. So far it's been helpful with my grammar and punctuation. Some of the suggestions aren't always accurate, but for the most part it's been helpful. There are many other free grammar sites you could try.
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: laurie-fishero1 on May 14, 2022, 04:18 AM
Asking my critique partners for help with my grammar and punctuation has been what works for me.  Sometimes I'll ask if they can specifically point out any errors. Since I struggle in those areas, it's nice to have partners who are knowledgeable in them.

Also, lately I've been using the website quillbot. So far it's been helpful with my grammar and punctuation. Some of the suggestions aren't always accurate, but for the most part it's been helpful. There are many other free grammar sites you could try.
Thank you Jenny. I have found lots of free online help and also feedback as well. I just feel like I am missing something, probably because I have no idea what I am doing!!!! Lol
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: penrose on May 14, 2022, 07:47 AM
I have the free version of Grammarly and I find it helps most with spelling errors or sometimes phrasing, but that's mostly for very technical writing. When I'm writing something looser and more stylized, I find that I often disagree with Grammarly on comma usage, so it's mostly annoying.
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 14, 2022, 06:10 PM
I've been known to look things up in a grammar textbook. I also use  https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html. Look at the menu on the left and click General Writing.
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: laurie-fishero1 on May 15, 2022, 03:04 PM
I have the free version of Grammarly and I find it helps most with spelling errors or sometimes phrasing, but that's mostly for very technical writing. When I'm writing something looser and more stylized, I find that I often disagree with Grammarly on comma usage, so it's mostly annoying.
That is kind  of what I think,  it feels more formal. They just keep getting in my head, “ I’d only you pay for it your manuscript would be perfect” 😂
Title: Re: Grammerly
Post by: laurie-fishero1 on May 15, 2022, 03:05 PM
I've been known to look things up in a grammar textbook. I also use  https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html. Look at the menu on the left and click General Writing.
So funny I actually have a grammar text but never thought of opening it! Thanks