Writer vs. Grammarly Business

Your brand is more than just grammar.
Achieve consistency in brand voice,
writing style, terminology, and, yes,
grammar, across your entire company.

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Trusted by the best content teams in the world

  • Writer is the perfect assistant. It’s like a content guardian angel, making sure everything we create is written in our voice.

    Lisa J. Young
    Content Strategy Manager

  • Our brand voice and content strategy are a huge part of our competitive advantage. Writer has become our go-to for driving that voice and strategy consistently across our products.

    Jennifer Schmich
    Senior Manager, Content Systems

  • Writer is the closest thing to a me-cloner I've found on the market. And it's far more than a Grammarly alternative. It's got Grammarly's feature set, sure — but the brand-specific style options and its gendered language detection make it vastly more valuable. Highly recommend that any brand that cares about voice, tone, and style add Writer to its stack ASAP.

    John Williams
    Head of Content Strategy

  • Writer has saved us tons of time and definitely improved content quality. And their customer support team is legit.

    Jennifer Cardenas
    VP of Operations

  • Writer has allowed me to centralize my content styleguide and terminology, making it much easier for others across the company to create marketing content that is aligned to our brand.

    Tommy Hyland
    VP of Marketing

  • It’s so great to finally have software that will allow you to create your own rules for editing copy and content across platforms without having to refer back to a physical document every time.

    Tim Jewell
    Lead Content Specialist

  • Writer helps anyone who writes copyedit their own work, remain consistent with their styleguide, and write clear content. It is well-designed and easy to use. Even after 20 years of experience in the field of plain language, I rely on Writer.

    Dr. Deborah Bosley
    Founder and Principal

Because your brand voice is
more than just grammar

  • Styleguides

    Align your whole team with your
    brand voice and writing style.

  • Terminology

    Manage approved and banned terms
    to keep your content consistent.

  • Security

    Use tools that keep your
    content safe and secure.

STYLEGUIDES

Get content suggestions that reflect your unique brand guidelines

Your brand is one of your strongest assets. And employees in your organization are writing on behalf of your brand every day. Any content inconsistencies or errors will hurt your image — which negatively impacts your revenue.

Writer helps your team keep content quality consistent by providing brand-specific feedback for writers as they write.

What you get Grammarly Business
Build your own custom styleguide
Whitelabel your styleguide
Content checked against your company styleguide
Brand voice alignment
AP Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, or custom writing styles
Plain language converter
Read more
Convert to gender-neutral pronouns
Spelling, punctuation, grammar, & plagiarism checker
Clarity & readability grades
Vocabulary enhancement
Styleguide sharing settings (internal-only or public)
Customized content scoring
Adjustable weighting for scoring criteria
In-line content suggestions
Turn on/off different types of writing suggestions

TERMINOLOGY

Writers need to use the right terms, the right way, every time

Part of building a strong brand is keeping language consistent, from product names to marketing messaging. A term bank guides the content writers. Using Writer helps people understand how to use terms correctly and cuts down on editing time later.

What you get Grammarly Business
Custom word list
Common mistakes
Banned words
Examples of do's and don'ts
Detailed parts of speech context
In-line terminology help for writers

SECURITY

You need security you can trust

Your content is just that — yours. Writer doesn't store your data after processing it. Content is only “read” in the moment and it never lives on Writer's servers.

What you get Grammarly Business
The service may track you across the web, outside of its own app or website No Yes
The service may use your content for all their existing and future services No Yes
Security breach No Yes
User roles based on custom rules Yes No
HIPAA Yes No
SOC 2 Type II Yes No

To learn more about how we keep your work safe, visit our security page. Learn more

How it works

Step 1

Sign up for a free trial

Sign up for a free 14-day trial to check out all of Writer’s writing assistant features.

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Step 2

Install the Writer Chrome extension

Take Writer’s suggestions with you everywhere you write online. Get corrections while you write in hundreds of applications online, from B2B applications to document editors.

P.S. – We have Word add-ons for Mac and PC and a Google Docs Plugin, too.

Step 3

Customize your styleguide and terminology

Prefer people on your team receive some of your own corrections and content nudges too? Further customize Writer to your own writing style, terminology and brand voice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Real talk. Is Writer (or Grammarly, or any premium grammar checker) worth the money?
    • Good-enough grammar and spelling checkers are built into most document editing tools today, whether it’s Word’s Editor or Google’s home-grown system. Tools like Writer and Grammarly allow you to take these grammar systems with you outside of these editing tools, anywhere you write, whether you’re composing a tweet, an email or an iMessage.
    • If you write for work, a complete writing AI assistant like Writer will also help you make sure you are using the right tone, writing style and terminology for your audience.
    • If you write for work, a complete writing AI assistant like Writer will also help you make sure you are using the right tone, writing style and terminology for your audience.
  • How does the Writer grammar checker beat Grammarly’s?
    • Most grammar checkers use rules to identify writing errors and suggest corrections. This works well when the problem isn't contextual, ie, a rule that says, anytime someone types teh they actually meant the. However, the vast majority of errors we would want to catch are contextual. There are relatively few always-true, easy rules that can be programmed. Even with an army of linguists, you just couldn’t cover all the possible English writing errors. There are too many ways for the English language to work, so a mostly valid rule could break in some contexts.
    • That's why Writer uses techniques from artificial intelligence, such as deep learning. Deep learning systems start out with the capacity to learn, and then are trained to recognize patterns by being shown many examples. For example, we teach the Writer deep learning grammar error correction system to correct subject/verb agreement by showing it many examples of subjects and verbs. We might show it Writer's AI writing assistant helps everyone at your company write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice and tell the model that this is a good sentence. Then, we would change the verb "write" to the incorrect "writes": Writer's AI writing assistant helps everyone at your company writes with the same style, terminology, and brand voice and tell the model that this is a bad sentence. Writes should be write. We do this millions and millions of times, and the model learns. It doesn't just memorize examples, but gets a "feel" for things. And at Writer, we are very careful about the training data we feed our model, because good data helps the model generalize well.
    • The ability to generalize is a real differentiator between grammar error correction systems, including Writer and Grammarly’s. Our data is the only data set built specifically for the writing that matters most — the writing that happens at work.
  • How does Writer compare to other writing assistants?

    Like many writing assistants, Writer is a comprehensive grammar and spelling checker. However, unlike most writing assistants, Writer provides some unique features for stronger, better writing:

    • It works everywhere: A browser extension, Word plug-in and Google Document add-on so that you can take Writer with you everywhere you write on the web. Yes, Writer has a great web editor too, when you want a full-screen, distraction-free editing experience.
    • Artificial intelligence: More content coming here from the answer above.
    • Built for professional use: Writer is built for the writing we do at work. You don’t talk to your boss the way you do your best friend, and Writer understands that. You can also use Writer with a team, making it easy to share a writing style or set of preferred terminology with a group of people.
    • More content checks than any other writing assistant: In addition to AI grammar and spelling checks, Writer checks your content for:
      • Clarity
      • Readability
      • Approachability
      • Conciseness
      • Writing style
      • Terminology
      • Tone
      • Brand voice
      • Uniqueness
      • Bias
  • Why is Writer the preferred Grammarly alternative for professional users?

    Professional users need an AI writing assistant that provides consistently excellent corrections and suggestions everywhere they write online. Writer achieves that for professional writers by providing the following features:

    • Grammar AI that understands some rules are meant to be broken: You have a style and we get that. Not all grammar rules are meant to be followed. Writer’s false-flag rate is lower than any other tool, because the underlying machine learning models are trained on data from people writing at work — not students or people just starting to learn English.
    • Brand voice guidelines: Customize Writer’s voice suggestions to suit you. Are you formal, but approachable? Or friendly and casual? Make sure everything you write is aligned with your brand voice preferences.
    • Customizable content styleguide: Your editorial guidelines should be your own. From date formats to punctuation use to capitalization preferences, select your own, and then share them with a team. Writer is the most customizable writing assistant available, and the choice of professional writers.

    Interested in learning more about the differences between Writer and Grammarly? Check out this breakdown of the differences by an independent content strategist who analyzed both tools for professional use.

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