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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  … MORE →

300 Published Authors, One Great Novel

by • April 23, 2014
Great American Novel, NanoWriMo, GrammoWriMo, Grammarly, writing

In November, Grammarly worked with around 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! We kicked… MORE →

What is the Most Maddening Writing Error? Misused Apostrophes

by • April 07, 2014
Grammar Madness, March Madness, Grammarly, apostrophe, misused apostrophe

Grammarly’s cut-throat competition to determine the most “maddening” writing error concluded on April 6, 2014 with MISUSED APOSTROPHES crowned as the undisputed Grammar Madness bracket champion. Tens of thousands of grammarians voted in 16 separate match-ups representing the most annoying errors in English writing. According to one… MORE →

Grammar Madness: The Battle to Determine the Most Maddening Writing Error

by • March 16, 2014
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Since the dawn of writing, grammarians have been irked by sloppy and erroneous written communication. But over the past few years, it’s gotten increasingly difficult to go even a single day without seeing several writing errors. From street signs to Facebook status updates, unfortunate writing mistakes are… MORE →