Lee Odden

Avoid Spelling and Grammar Mistakes With After The Deadline

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

One obstacle that most bloggers face is spelling and/or grammar issues. The issue isn’t that they don’t proofread their work, it’s that when we know what something should say, our minds can correct spelling and grammar mistakes in our head. This lets typos and grammatical makes make it into our content without our knowledge. The good news here is that there is a new plugin called After the Deadline that will proofread our content.

After The Deadline

After the Deadline uses “artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology to find your writing errors and offer smart suggestions.”

Now WordPress, by default, has spell check and so do all browsers. A few even have grammar check, but the question is, how good is it? After the Deadline tries to make it smarter and help you avoid both spelling and grammar errors.

As a WordPress plugin, After the Deadline replaces the built-in spell check and it works really well. By default, it only proofs your content when you hit the ‘Proofread’ button, however you can change the settings to proof as you type too.

Don’t agree with what it’s suggesting? After the Deadline can educate you as to why it’s suggesting an edit if it’s got a good reason.

I’m adding it to my ‘must have’ WordPress plugins list as typos are so easy to make and can be very embarrassing.

After the Deadline is not just for WordPress though. You can get it as a Firefox addon or bookmarket to spell check any form field on the web.

You can grab a copy of After the Deadline from http://afterthedeadline.com/ or add the plugin directly to WordPress by using the built-in plugin installer.

Don’t let typos and grammatical errors get in your way, look professional and write content that people will be happy to read with the help of After the Deadline.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.