So I was interested in an offer to try out a grammar checker tool, called Grammarly.com, that not only proofreads for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, but also word style and plagiarism.
This on-line grammar checker provides a straightforward format where you can just copy & paste your content and then see a full report that points out any issues and offers suggestions. As someone who doesn't have a writing background (and is usually writing in interrupted moments or late at night), I like the idea of being able to check that everything is written accurately in my work. You can even tailor the review to the type of writing style, like technical, casual or creative.
As a homeschooling family it's also a helpful tool for explaining grammar and improving writing, so my growing writers can benefit from using it. I ran this post through it and was impressed with
Grammarly.com offers a free 7 day trial of unlimited use to check all the writing you want and then has monthly subscription service. There's also a free grammar handbook that anyone can access for writing tips and questions. I like the idea of improving my writing and how easy this tool can make that!