As writers, we have an understanding of the importance of the English language and conveying our thoughts clearly, but we all still make mistakes occasionally. Since spelling and grammar are an important part of how Google and search engines assess quality, it's especially important as online writers to weed out grammar errors and typos.
Below are a few free online tools that can help:
Grammarly: is one of the best resources for online writers and authors of printed and online books and publications.
Grammarly offers grammar and spelling checkers beyond what Microsoft Office can do and has a contextual spell checker that determines the correct use of homonyms. Eliminate errors, enhance clarity and meaning, and eliminate most writing mistakes. Grammarly is the world's most accurate grammar checker and is free.
- After the Deadline offers free Firefox and Chrome browser extensions as well as a WordPress plugin. It utilizes natural language processing and intelligent algorithms to generate recommendations, making it a very good choice for people who use English as a second language and English learners.
- SpellCheckPlus is an extremely quick and simple tool to use. If you don't have a lot of time, this is the tool for you. Just copy and paste your text into the site for a grammar and spelling once-over.