Paper Checker
  • Home
  • Features
  • Pricing
  • Help / FAQs
  • Log In

Free Grammar Checker

  • Grammar & Spelling Check
  • Free Online Proofreading
  • No Downloads

Use Now FREE!

Grammar Check

Free Grammar Checker
Robust grammar checking allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before turning in your paper.

Writing Suggestions

Writing Suggestions
Our proofreading system alerts you to opportunities to improve your writing.

Plagiarism Checking

Plagiarism Checker
Find out if your paper contains plagiarized text before your professor does. We compare your text to over 10 billion
Featured On
Grammar Checkers LifeHack

Immediate Results

You want instant gratification and so do we. Using Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, submissions are analyzed in real-time with results typically appearing 5-15 seconds after submission. Our cloud-based software digs deep into the syntax and structure of your text without the need to signup, login, or download. You won’t find another tool offering plagiarism checking, automated proofreading, grammar check, and automated scoring that can analyze your text this quickly.

Use Now FREE!

Grammar Feedback

Is Feedback Missing From Your Feedback Loop?

The best time to receive feedback is before you turn your assignment in. Sometimes valuable feedback comes too late, which is why our automated proofreading tool can be especially helpful — not just for detecting grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, but also for giving helpful tips that make you a better writer. Our AI engine, Grendel , works tirelessly providing feedback that you can incorporate into your text before you pass it on for a final grade from a human.

Free and Accessible Checker


We use this word a lot to describe our service. It’s fast, free, requires no downloads or signups, and offers state-of-the-art results. Maybe this is why our grammar check tool is used by thousands of students every day in over 140 countries. If you haven’t put our service to the test, give it a try now and see what all the buzz is about.

Use Now FREE!

Our Tools:
Proofreader and Grammar Check
Vocabulary Builder
Plagiarism Checker
Confused Words Grammar Quiz
Developer API
Our Blog
Paper Checker
Paper Checker
Paper Checker
Paper Checker

Privacy Policy |
Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 2018 Paper Rater. All Rights Reserved.

Suggest Ideas
Teachers and Educators

Other Resources:


this. shows you a world of possibility for life, learning and career.


  • Society
  • Innovation
  • Lifestyle
  • Career
  • Study

Subscribe now to this. by Deakin University for a monthly dose of inspiration.


Curious about this.? Find out more


Have something to share?
Contact us

NEXT UP ON this.

Pencil and eraser on a wooden table.

How to edit and proofread your essays like a pro

Whether you’re writing a novel, an assignment or simply a text message, it’s important to have at least basic editing and proofreading skills. When it comes to writing essays, incorrect grammar and punctuation or not adequately answering what has been asked can lead to losing precious marks. Follow these tips and you’ll be editing and proofreading your essays like a pro in no time.

What’s the difference between editing and proofreading?

Editing and proofreading are two distinctly different tasks that are undertaken after the writing process has been completed.

Editing is checking and improving the piece of writing as a whole, for content and language. For example, is there an introduction, body and conclusion? Does it flow? Does it answer the question and cover all the key points? Are there clear, well-defined paragraphs, ideally with a single idea in each? Have you kept to the word count? Have you removed repetition or redundant information?

Proofreading is looking at the piece in closer detail to check spelling, grammar and punctuation. This takes place after the final edit, with the aim to pick up errors missed in the editing process. Although it is common for students to at least partly proofread their essay throughout the writing process, it is important to leave the main proofread until after all the drafting, re-drafting and editing has been completed.

Take a break

Ideally you’d have a break from your piece of writing for at least a few hours before editing and proofreading the final draft to ensure you are reading it clearly. Reviewing when your mind and eyes are fresh helps you to more objectively see what you have actually written, as opposed to what you intended to write. Ensure you allow adequate time to find and correct errors – it is hard to proofread well at 4am on the day the essay is due!

Block out distractions

When you sit down to edit or proofread your essay, make sure you minimise distractions. For a start, turn off your phone! If you can hear other people speaking (whether it be in person or on a television or radio in the background) it can be a huge distraction when you are trying to read something. If you can’t find a place where silence is possible, consider listening to white noise – a steady, consistent sound that comes in many forms, from thunderstorms and waves, to a heartbeat. White noise contains all frequencies of sound so it masks other noises occurring around you. You can search online for ‘white noise’ to find heaps of free clips.

Edit and proofread on hard copy

Even professional writers and editors often prefer to review their work on hard copy rather than on screen. Reading aloud is also helpful, as it can enable you to hear awkwardness and mistakes in your writing that you might otherwise skip over when reading silently.

Brush up on the basics

Many students lose marks for making basic grammatical errors. It pays to know things like the difference between their, they’re and there, how to use apostrophes, and where to place commas. There are several useful websites that provide these sorts of grammar tips.

Read slowly and carefully – don’t just skim

It’s surprisingly simple to accidentally leave out a sentence, a paragraph or even an entire page – so slow down! Computer spell checks will not catch these errors and a tired or rushed student may not either. Be sure to read through the final hard copy of the essay, exactly as it is to be submitted, to check that the pages are in the correct order. Another useful tip for proofreading is to read backwards – that is, read each sentence in the essay starting with the last sentence and work backwards to the first. Isolating each sentence makes it easier to find errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Don’t rely on a computer spell check

Computer spell checks are a great back up and they’re helpful for correcting things like reversed letters or repeated words, but they don’t pick up everything. For example, they may inadvertently correct a misspelled word to the wrong word. They can also struggle to accurately determine context. Take ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ for example – both are spelled correctly so won’t necessarily be picked up in a spell check but each is used in different contexts.

For those of you currently working on an assignment, check out this editing and proofreading activity to see if you’re on the right track.



Share this.

explore more

  • Aesthetic blue coffee cup and book

    How to find balance in your life during Year 12

  • Basketball on basketball court

    How to pass Year 12 Physical Education

  • Signpost with names of different cities next to palm tree

    What is the most valuable language to learn?

  • Aeroplane wing over a sunset

    How studying abroad can shape your future

don’t miss out on


Subscribe for a regular dose of technology, innovation, culture and personal development.

don’t miss out on

Subscribe for a regular dose of technology, innovation, culture and personal development.