Promote Literacy with Grammarly

by • August 04, 2014
Promote Literacy with Grammarly

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” —Kofi Annan We, at Grammarly, are dedicated to helping people improve their written communication. However, we know that writing involves so much more than putting pen to paper. For example, the ability to read and write are closely intertwined… MORE →

Watch Your Words in the Job Search!

by • June 04, 2014

The Grammarly team collected 500 active job postings, including marketing and engineering jobs, from the top 100 most profitable companies in the United States. We then assessed how each company used language in these listings to express hiring priorities. Hiring companies do not want someone who views a “job” as “work” “Experience” is more highly valued by hiring companies than “skills” Job seekers should use their cover letter and resume to talk about instances of teamwork vs. individual contributions Hiring companies still prefer candidates with a degree versus relevant experience We’ve… MORE →

Celebrities on Twitter: Who makes more mistakes?

by • May 13, 2014

Grammarly recently compiled a list of the 25 most recent tweets from each of the top 150+ celebrities on Twitter, based on number of followers. Our team of proofreaders then corrected these tweets for spelling and grammar errors. Here’s a general overview of what we found: Female celebrities make fewer overall writing errors (11.1 mistakes per 100 words) than male celebrities (13.0 mistakes per 100 words) on Twitter Musicians are the worst writers in any category of celebrity, including politician, actor, athlete, and business leader, with an average of 14.5 mistakes per 100 words…. MORE →

Most Common GrammoWriMo Mistakes

by • February 19, 2014

In November, Grammarly worked with ~300 writers from 27 countries (and 44 U.S. states) to write a group novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We called the project #GrammoWriMo; and, clocking in at a total of 130,927 unedited words, we are proud to say that our draft was among the 41,940 completed! The infographic below shows which mistakes were the most common in our writers’ first drafts. To embed it into a blog post, paste the following HTML snippet into your web editor: <a href=”http://www.grammarly.com”><img alt=”Grammarly GrammoWriMo Mistakes” src=”http://www.grammarly.com/about/content/04-press-room/greatnovel-01.jpg” width=”411″… MORE →

Become a Grammarly Partner Blogger!

by • September 23, 2013

At Grammarly, we’ve made it our goal to improve lives by improving communication. In order to accomplish a goal of this magnitude, we need to build, nurture, and empower a community of writers and editors that cares about the English language — and will go to bat for… MORE →