Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Few Words from @Grammarly #automated #proofreading

Looking for an online grammar checker? You might want to check out Grammarly.

Grammarly, an automated proofreader, recently polled nearly 500 freelance professionals in eight different job categories on Elance, an online staffing platform. Grammarly reviewed the profiles of freelancers who had received four or five star ratings from employers with the goal of determining whether the accuracy of a freelancer’s profile is related to their credibility, hireability, and pay.

Checking for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, Grammarly found that freelancers with the highest ratings had fewer mistakes in all eight categories (Writing & Translation, Admin. support, Legal, Design & Multimedia, Engineering & Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Management and IT & Programming). 

Also, Grammarly found that the better writers tended to earn more money.   
  • Freelancers in Engineering & Manufacturing with 10 or fewer errors in their profiles on average made $520.64 per job; while those with 30 or more errors made on average $237.42;

  • Freelancers in Sales & Marketing with 10 or fewer errors made about $498.26 per job; while those with 30 or more errors made on average $182.07 per job.

Additional findings:
  • Freelance Writers & Translators made the fewest amount of mistakes, averaging 10.1 errors per every 100 words;

  • Freelancers in the IT & Programming fields fared the poorest, with 19.3 errors per every 100 words.