I’ve been surfing the internet to locate more free tools for bloggers and writers. Editing your writing can be difficult for professional writers, and it can be twice as hard for those whom English is a second language.
Granted that relying on the spelling and grammar checking programs included with most word processing programs is not the best choice, as automated spelling or grammar checkers are not as accurate as proofreading performed by a human they are becoming better tools.
This post contains brief descriptions of free grammar checkers you can use online to detect and correct errors in your draft posts, prior to publication.
1. After the Deadline – an invention
After the Deadline is an intelligent proofreader that checks spelling, misused words, style, and grammar. Besides English Language, it is available in Portuguese, Spanish, German and French languages.
After The Deadline: A Great Spelling and Grammar Checker for Chrome and Firefox
Spellchecker.net allows you copy and paste text into a free online tool to quickly identify spelling and grammar errors. An online thesaurus is also available for your convenience.
SpellCheckPlus is a free grammar checker that finds common spelling errors and grammatical mistakes in English. Simply type (or paste) your text into the window and hit the “check text” button. SpellCheckPlus features:
- It is free;
- It catches thousands of commonly confused words that other spellcheckers ignore;
- It is available online and therefore accessible from any computer (and not just in the computer lab!);
- It follows a pedagogical approach that encourages learning;
- It updates automatically;
- It is extremely easy to use;
- It won’t overwhelm you with messages about sentences that are perfectly correct!
- It targets a number of errors made by second language learners of English.
- Grammar & Spelling Check
- Free Online Proofreading
- No Downloads
- 100% FREE
- It’s simple – just copy and paste your paper in the box and click
- View detailed stats about word choice, grammar, spelling, and more
- Your paper will be analyzed immediately in real-time
GrammarCheck.me uses an advanced, web-based grammar checking engine to power its free online spelling and grammar software. You can use this free online service as often as you would like for both personal and business purposes.
This advanced spell checker has built-in innovative spell check technology, which is able to detect and correct spelling errors with one simple mouse click. The technology behind this online tool not only detects spelling mistakes, but also run-on sentences, dangling modifiers, misplaced commas, and embarrassing typos.
I’ve been using After the Deadline as a Firefox add-on for a couple of years now and do recommend it. I’m wondering if my readers use grammar checkers and if so, I wondering which ones you use.