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Grammarly, Inc.
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Type of business Corporation
Founded July 1, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-07-01)[1]
Headquarters San Francisco
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn
Key people Brad Hoover (CEO)
Products Online text editor with grammar checker, spell checker, and plagiarism detection
Services Proofreading
Slogan(s) "The World's Best Grammar Checker"
Alexa rank 754 (February 2017)[2]
Registration Optional (required for higher privileges)
Current status Active

Grammarly is an English language writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly's proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources[3] check more than 250 grammar rules.[4][5][6]

Grammarly is available as an online text editor or free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.


The company was founded in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn.[6][7] Brad Hoover, the company's chief executive officer, is an investor with a background in engineering who learned about Grammarly while searching for an automated proofreading tool for his own writing.[7]

Grammarly, Inc, has headquarters in San Francisco. An additional office is in Kiev.[7]


In the 2013 Best Online Grammar Checker Comparisons and Reviews, Grammarly won the TopTenReviews Gold Award, with a rating of 8.88.[3][8]

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  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Grammarly – Review". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Geeta Padmanabhan (September 21, 2011). "Cool tool". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee Chang-sup (May 1, 2012). "English again in New Year’s resolution?". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Cheryl Conner (October 21, 2012). "I Don't Tolerate Poor Grammar". Forbes. Forbes publishing. pp. 1–2. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Don Tennant. "How Cloud Power Is Improving Written English". IT Business Edge by QuinStreet. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2013 Best Online Grammar Checker Comparisons and Reviews". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 

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