Grammarly.com, or Why you shouldn’t rely on digital proofreaders

A few weeks ago I received an email advertisement from Grammarly.com, the new digital proofreading software that claims to “spare you the cost of hiring a proofreader.” Ironically, the email contained several errors (in bold for emphasis) that a skilled human copyeditor would have found. The email is as follows: You know better than most that putting your writing “out there” takes a tremendous amount of courage; readers will find and comment on even the simplest mistakes. At Grammarly we know the feeling – and we’ve made it our mission Read More …