Can Grammarly Actually Make You a Better Writer?

For the recurring series, That’s Debatable, we take on a contentious issue of the day and present two spirited arguments—one in favor and the other emphatically opposed.

IN JOANNAH PICKETT’S line of work, communication and first impressions are vital. And as that work has increasingly moved online, the associate vice president of the department of Alumni Relations & Development at Trinity University in San Antonio and her team are often making those first impressions via emails. When Ms. Pickett, 47, noticed her colleagues sending messages with sloppy text—including misspelled words and incorrectly used prepositions—she asked them to download the free version of Grammarly, a free-to-download typing and proofreading assistant.