Mar 20, 2023 12:07:14 PM by Shannon L
Starting March 20, some freelancers will now benefit from the integration of Grammarly, a grammar and spelling typing assistant, as they write proposal cover letters on Upwork.
Check out the product release for Grammarly Integration in Proposal Cover Letter and let us know your thoughts about this update in the comments below.
Mar 20, 2023 12:32:07 PM by Alper D
Im not sure how i feel about this. On one hand it is a useful feature to better craft your proposals, very useful if english is not your native language, and its provided for free! On the other hand, if a client thinks well written proposal is important, they would expect the same skillset throughout the project, can you keep up with that promise?
Mar 21, 2023 12:14:07 PM by Valeria K
We've tested similar features in the past and Grammarly integration has been available in the Catalog Project creation flow for some time now.
Mar 21, 2023 10:18:39 AM by Babar S
I already have the Grammarly extension so this doesn't affect me, but it might help other non-native English speakers.
Mar 21, 2023 10:58:03 AM by Jonathan L
So, this won't be for all. Is it random assignment, or are some demographics going to be targeted? Personally, if I am selected, I would like to opt out just because I will find it disruptive. But I'm a native for my working language, which I know is not the case for many.
Mar 21, 2023 12:18:20 PM by Valeria K
That's correct. Since this is a test, it's currently available to a small group of freelancers. However, we may roll it out to more people.
It's not possible to opt out entirely but there is an option to dismiss Grammarly's recommendation. I'll pass your feedback on to the team though.
Mar 21, 2023 11:38:06 AM by Robert O
Thanks for this update Shannon! Just curious, will this integration only leverage the free plan from Grammarly or also use their premium plan features?
Mar 21, 2023 12:19:10 PM by Valeria K
The integration includes the free plan. Thanks for your question!
Mar 23, 2023 10:41:49 AM by Richard N
By promoting Grammarly, Upwork is undermining every copy-editor who uses this site. Grammarly is a competitor, and Upwork is supporting and promoting a competitor. Posters who are seeking editing services will be influenced to use Grammarly for ALL their needs, not just for proposals. This is insulting, to say the least, but not the first time Upwork has insulted professionals who've used this site for years.
Apr 6, 2023 12:40:14 PM by Amanda L
Um, Grammarly doesn't fix all errors, and it's just as likely to create errors as fix them, if you don't know what you are looking at. I know a lot of editors, and none of them care about Grammarly as competition.
Mar 29, 2023 06:48:24 AM by Flavio S
I don't like this, there are many of us that work hard on their english and grammar delivery skills.
May 10, 2023 07:51:50 AM by Kelly B
There's no good reason to do this. Why make a client think a freelancer has better writing and communicating skills than he or she actually has, only to find out in the interview that they are not who they represent themselves to be? It's a waste of time for clients and an affront to those of us who are already using correct grammar. We do not need to do anything to prop up bad freelancers. There are too many on the site already and they need to go away.
May 13, 2023 07:35:22 AM by Ben H
I keep getting a popup on Upwork asking me if I want Upwork to install about 1GB on my computer. I click "Disallow" but it keeps popping up during my session. I suspect this is related to Grammarly integration, but I'm not certain. Whatever the case, how can I stop this intrusive behavior? I don't want to have to keep stopping work in order to clear a popup.
May 13, 2023 09:17:43 AM by Luiggi R
Would you mind sharing a screenshot of the message you're seeing on your end so we can check?