The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you run your reviews through editing software before posting?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
DEFINITELY!!! It’s funny when people find out that I have a degree in English or that I used to teach High School English before I became a counselor. They apologize to me for their grammar when speaking or writing. But, the biggest thing I came away with from school and work is that none of us are perfect regarding language usage, and everyone can use a second pair of eyes on things we write.
So, my second pair of eyes is Grammarly. It’s intuitive and catches my two biggest problems – comma usage and passive voice. I love writing in passive voice, and I have no idea why. And I never use enough commas. For some reason, I consistently forget the comma before a conjunction that connects two independent clauses. Grammarly helps me keep my voice active, which makes for a faster, more interesting read and fixes those pesky commas.
I write my reviews in Microsoft Word, which has its own grammar/spelling fixes, but it does not work anywhere near as well as Grammarly. I’ve also tried other editing software, but Grammarly works best for my needs.