People editors vs Grammarly and the final edit

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Unfortunately, when I first tried to use Gramarly, it was down with problems and I gave up on it for several months. I hired a proofreader who did a great job. I made several revisons and hired a second proofreader for a set of fresh eyes for a final edit (before Self-publishing),who did not know what she was doing but kept my money anyway. $500 later, I got Grammarly to work and it did as much, if not more than both editors did. Obviously, I am impressed and I wish Grammarly was working the first time I tried it. This way I could have given my manuscript to the editors for the final edit, after I ran it through Grammarly.

 

My question is, After what I went through two editors Iwonder if I could/should use Grammarly as my final edit? Is it that reliable? Should I still have an editor (a person) do the final proofread/edit before I self-publish?

 

Thanks,

Jerry

Final edit edited Apr 28 '12 at 18:42 jerry gomez New member

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The publisher will likely direct the manuscript to their editor no matter what you have done pre-publisher, but it is wise to get it the the best point possible on your own. That way you maintain the most overall control of YOUR story.

link comment answered Apr 28 '12 at 17:01 Tony Proano Expert

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