With NaNoWriMo 2021 behind us, it’s time to talk about editing programs again. Several writers in our region have asked me if I use one in my own work.
I do use Grammarly—but also, I don’t.
I rely on my knowledge of grammar and what I intend to convey more than I do an editing program. While they are good at alerting you to some errors, these helpful programs are not as useful as we wish they were.
No software can replace knowledge of grammar. An author must have confidence in what they intend to convey and how they wish to say it.
For this reason, editing software may not be a good tool for every author.
A person with no knowledge of grammar will not benefit from relying on an editing program for advice. There is no way to bypass learning the craft of writing.
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