Before I begin, this is not a paid ad, and there are no affiliate links or links of any sort.
Having been self-employed for more than 25 years, I have put many pens on paper. Many keyboard strikes to screen for content creation, and many words have left my face.
Then I found a little tool (drug) called Grammarly, and it told me I was not good enough!!!!
Small typos aside this robot was telling me my use of words and grammar was S#@T.
As a grown woman who considered herself relatively intelligent and working in the tech field, I was surprised.
I know you are already saying well, if you are so bright, why did you download the tool in the first place, and I hear you. It was my experiment to see how brilliant this so-called artificial intelligence was. Was it smarter than me, and the answer was a resounding YES. More fool me!
It knew things I did not and came up with sentences that sounded better than mine WTF. And now, it forces me to pay for the privilege of using its AI as I am hooked on seeing what it can improve. Such a wicked plan of this tool to continue to make me dependent on its ongoing approval.
Do a quick Google search if you haven’t heard of this wicked mistress. I will not provide you with a link as I am not dealing its drug.
Here is the hook from them: Communicate With Impact. Ensure Everything You Write Comes Across The Way You Intend. Present Your Best Self Every Time You Type. Make Your Writing Clear and Engaging. Eliminate grammar errors. Easily improve any text.
It is controversial
The die-hard trained writers, proofreaders and editors among us will be saying to stay away from this drug. I hear you.
However, for those without the skills you possess, we need to be told in no uncertain terms that we need help, and Grammarly is the drug.
It uses emojis to tell me the tone of my writing; cute, aren’t they!
And it tells me when I’ve done a great job.
Assistance when you write
You may be someone who writes and reads regularly, and your skills have grown and evolved.
Potentially you allow your word to marinate, and you review your work over several weeks or months before you hit publish.
You may be fortunate to have a friend or a partner who can review your work and help you improve it.
I have Grammarly — she is my paid writing mistress, and we have a LONG future together.
Sometimes we don’t agree, and that’s ok; she doesn’t mind if I don’t always accept her suggestions.
Do you need to start writing
For many of my clients, I ask them to produce content in the form of articles, blogs, case studies etc. Believe it or not, this is very difficult for many people.
There are those among us who cannot get their words out of their heads, and if they do, it is just not right. The sentences are a paragraph in length, commas are forgotten, spaces are out of control, etc.
Utilising tools like Grammarly can help you grow your knowledge of how things should look. Over time your content improves, and writing is not the monstrous task it once was.
Let me know the tools you use to improve your writing.