Welcome, A to Z bloggers, visitors, and of course all my faithful regular readers! This year's theme for my A to Z:
Short & Sweet Reasons Why You Need an Editor
So without further ado . . .
Grammarly is not enough. Not by a long shot. In fact, many (most?) editors will argue that it's possible to do more harm than good to your work when relying on Grammarly. And it's not because we like getting paid, because . . . duh. Everyone likes getting paid.
The problem with any grammar program is that artificial intelligence can only take you so far. It will never pick up on the same nuances a human being will catch. (And don't even get me started on MS Word's grammar suggestions that are guaranteed to destroy you AND your gray cells.)
Grammar checkers will consistently point out things that aren't actually wrong, trying their best to convince you to change whatever you've written. They may be an okay starting point, but for someone who doesn't know better, sole reliance on any grammar program may lead to disaster.
Trust a human being who knows not only the rules but the language usage as well.