Grammarly is an online site that checks your grammar, vocabulary and style. It has free and paid versions.
The free version grades your writing out of 100 points and gives you a list of areas where you’ve made mistakes and how many. It doesn’t, however, tell you what exactly what those mistakes are so you’ve to keep guessing.
When you’re using the paid version, it points out your mistakes and why, as well as offering its correct suggestions. Of course, not all mistakes are necessarily mistakes but stylistic choices you’ve made. You still get graded over a 100, and you point gets higher when you correct the mistake or ignore it. (It gives you the option to ignore.)
Now, Grammarly is not perfect. It’s also not human. It’s allergic to passive, for instance. It’s also fond of more formal writing, so it sends out warnings when you end sentences with a preposition or use numbers instead of spelling them. And it doesn’t catch every mistake though it catches a good percentage. Sometimes it suggests you use articles when you shouldn’t or don’t have to.
I don’t recommend using Grammarly without looking at your text once or twice with “editor eyes” yourself. Combine it with the read- out-loud option of your computer or a free software like Natural Reader, and you’re golden.
It has saved me a lot of time and increased my productivity. I’ve also recently discovered that you can adjust your settings as creative (novel, script and other options), so it evaluates accordingly.
Yes, these are affiliate links, but since I’ve been happily using it myself, I think it’s appropriate.