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ProWritingAid or Grammarly? Bestselling Author Joanna Penn Compares

Hayley Milliman
Content Lead
Published May 04, 2020

Joanna Penn Reviews ProWritingAid

Joanna Penn is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under the penname J.F.Penn. She also writes non-fiction for authors. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer's Digest.

Recently, Joanna did a full review of ProWritingAid. In it, she covered:

  • Why it's worth using an online writing tool as well as professional editors and proofreaders
  • Grammar issues, passive writing
  • Spelling issues – you can choose the country-specific spelling in settings
  • Sentence length, sentence structure, overused words, repeated words, dialogue tags, clichés, and redundancies
  • Fixing curly vs straight quotation marks
  • Thesaurus and Word Explorer — for word nerds (like me!)
  • Integration with Scrivener
  • Emails and website copy within Chrome
  • Why she thinks ProWritingAid is a better tool for writers than Grammarly

You can watch Joanna's full review here:


Not crazy about video?

Joanna's created a full transcript of her tutorial. You can read it here.


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Hayley Milliman
Content Lead

Hayley is thrilled to be ProWritingAid's Content Lead, as it gives her an excuse to think deeply about words every single day. Prior to joining ProWritingAid, Hayley spent a number of years as an elementary school teacher, which was a crash course in learning how to entertain an indifferent audience. These days, she puts her storytelling skills to use writing blog articles and working on her first novel.

When Hayley isn't hunched over her keyboard, you can find her figure skating at the ice rink or hiking with her dog.

She is the co-author of the book Museum Hack's Guide to History's Fiercest Females (which was an Amazon bestseller) and How to Build Your Author Platform on a Shoestring.

Very well explained. Thanks a lot for explaining the features in a crisp manner.
By navarajmishra15 on 20 August 2020, 12:03 AM
We are so glad you found it helpful!
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