How to Avoid the Mistakes That Undermine You at Work

How to Avoid the Mistakes That Undermine You at Work
Updated on 26 January 2018

Here’s an unfortunate thing to write in an email to a client:

You’ll receive copies of the signed contacts by Friday afternoon.

Sure, they’ll probably figure out that you meant “contracts,” not “contacts.” But they might also make a mental note that they’ll need to double check your work since your attention to detail seems to be lacking. Not a great way to start a business relationship.

To err is human, but when you’re trying to make a good impression, grammatical errors and typos undermine your work. In fact, according to a Grammarly study of LinkedIn profiles, people who failed to progress to a director-level position within the first ten years of their careers also made 2.5 times as many grammatical mistakes as their director-level colleagues.

In a perfect world, we’d all have time to proofread and polish everything we write. But most of us have a million things on our to-do lists, and the precious minutes it takes to ask Google if we’re using affect and effect correctly can be a tough sacrifice.

That’s why over 10 million people have turned to Grammarly, a personal editor that helps you make sure everything you write is clear, effective, and mistake-free. The best part? It’s free.

How Does Grammarly Work?

Grammarly works on Gmail, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else you write in the form of a browser extension. You can also download the Grammarly Microsoft Add-in to use in Word and Outlook. As you type, Grammarly will check what you write and let you know if there’s something you need to fix. (Are you an always-on-the-go type? Check out the Grammarly Mobile Keyboard and say goodbye to textfails.)

What Does Grammarly Do?

Grammarly runs on powerful algorithms developed by the world’s leading linguists, and it can save you from misspellings, hundreds of types of grammatical and punctuation mistakes, and words that are spelled right but used in the wrong context. When you’re in a hurry, you can apply a correction with a single click. But when you want to go deeper, every suggestion includes an in-depth explanation to help you avoid making the same mistake again in the future. Plus, you’ll receive weekly reports to let you know how your writing has improved over time.

Ready to give it a try? Download Grammarly for free and see for yourself why 10 million people trust Grammarly every day to make sure their writing is polished and flawless.


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