Stupid Simple Mac Tips #80 – Check Yourself, Don’t Wreck Yourself

by | May 25, 2021

Sometimes me has trouble with grammar or speeling…and I know that I’m not alone.

We’ve all circulated embarrassing drafts or fired off messages that were immediately regretted because of countless mistakes. In a perfect world, we’d all have full-time editors…but in reality, we rarely even have proofreading time.

Grammarly to the rescue!

Grammarly is an (optionally) always-on writing assistant that analyzes your text and suggests improvements in real-time, so it’s super-efficient AND makes you look better. Win/win!

Better yet, it’s like a spell-checker on steroids: not only assessing spelling/grammar/punctuation, but able to analyze your style, context, word choice, tone, clarity, formality, and detect plagiarism. Yeah, impressive!

It’s not just about fixing errors but making you a better communicator.

That’s perfect for me, as I’m a fast thinker, fast writer, and horrible speller (hey, I’m a tech guy, not a novelist!)…so enabling Grammarly is an easy way I can save time AND save face.

Deadline-pushing attorneys rave about it, as crazy hours and last-minute work leaves little opportunity to run their writing past another pair of eyes. Don’t bug your paralegal or wake your partner – just turn on Grammarly!

The interface works across almost every device and platform (from email to Office to social media) and has become an essential part of my workflow.

I’ll explain more in-depth over the next few weeks, and your you’re going to thank me for it. 

There’s a basic free version and a reasonably-priced premium package that comes with all the features – grab it, give it a spin, and check back here to get the most out of this life-changing app.

Do you have a hilarious, cringe-worthy story of professional communication gone awry? I could use a laugh (and the reminder) – send an email to [email protected] …and don’t forget to “Grammarly it” first.