A few months ago, I published a blog about how to use the free Hemingway Editor and Grammarly’s free grammar checker together. Both are powerful tools for writers – the Hemingway app focuses on readability by highlighting unnecessary words and complex, overly long sentences even if they are grammatically correct. In contrast, Grammarly will identify many of the grammatical errors in your work.
Great news! There is another grammar checker you can now use with the Hemingway Editor if you are not fond of Grammarly. You can now use the free Ginger grammar checker with the Hemingway app. It is super easy.
Here is how you do it. First, go to the Google Chrome store for Ginger here.
Next, add it to your Chrome browser.
Third, you will have to set up a free account to use it.
Go to the Hemmingway Editor here. You will see their stock verbiage explaining their application. You can delete that and paste in the text you wish to check to make sure it is both easy to read and grammatically correct.
In this example, I have loaded a paragraph from my current work in progress. It looks like this:
Here is their explanation of what each of the colors means:
You can see that the Hemmingway Editor highlighted a few places where I can simplify sentences, swap out adverbs for more active verbs, and even get rid of a few instances of passive voice.
What the Hemmingway app did not catch was that I mistakenly used the word “failing” when I meant to use the word “falling”. By having the Ginger chrome extension activated, Ginger spotted this error and highlighted it. Sweet!
That is all there is to it. Very simple and straight forward. The two tools together give you a very powerful, free and easy to use tool to strengthen all of your writing. Ginger is even easier to use than Grammarly with the Hemingway Editor, though my sense is that Grammarly is probably a little bit more effective at finding grammatical errors.
As I noted in my earlier blog, using the Hemingway Editor with Ginger is not only for writing a novel or other fiction. The two together are a powerful method for all of your writing be it business, research, or college.
I am finishing up my upcoming military sci fi novel, Lonely Hunter, and I’m using both the Hemingway Editor and Ginger to together as I submit my last chapters to my fiction writing workshop.
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Best of luck with your writing, and please share this blog with other writers, and let me know how it goes for you.
PS: As always, I don’t have an affiliate or any other relationship with any company. I wanted to share this info because I found it helpful, and I think you will, too.