Anyway, on June 1 I got an email from Grammarly that said it was a weekly progress report. I had the extension for at least a month and had not received such a thing in all that time. It puzzled me that I'd get one now. I was mildly surprised by the contents, which I share below.
ACTIVITY: 2128 words written
You were more active than 79% of Grammarly users.
MASTERY: 28 mistakes
You were more accurate than 62% of Grammarly users.
VOCABULARY: 722 unique words used
Your vocabulary was more dynamic than 84% of Grammarly users.
TOP GRAMMAR MISTAKES
1 Missing comma in compound sentence
2 Redundant words
3 Missing comma in compound sentence
Let me say that I was rather impressed with my report card, but what I find amusing is that my vocabulary was more dynamic than 84% of their users. Really? I speak English, albeit American English, still we can understand one another fairly well.
The other amusing things was the number of words I typed from May 25-May 31. Actually, that was words I typed using Chrome (mostly emails and blogs) and a few things I pasted into Chrome to use Grammarly. Nearly 3000 words in one week. It doesn't include any computer work. And that's more active than three-quarters of their users.
First, I'm rather annoyed at myself for not using more of those words on my stories. Shame on me. Second, I didn't know I was as good as I am. Good for me.
I suspect that Grammarly is a very useful item for me in Chrome, but I won't be buying the subscription. I do think it is helping me recognize my comma problems, but I don't think I actually the full version of the program. And as Randy Ingermanson points out in his review, you still need eyes on hard copy to get a really thorough job of editing.
Speaking of which, visit my friend, Rae Ford's blog for a chance to win a free editing job on Ecstasy Editing.