The nice people at Grammarly recently conducted an interesting survey.
1) Grammarly, an automated grammar checker, surveyed over 3,000+ participants to settle an existential question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries: “Which gender has the better writers?” The poll was conducted through Google Consumer Surveys. About 3,000 people completed our survey online, and about 54% of them were men. Grammarly published the results in an infographic.
Some interesting findings from the infographic:
- Women are almost twice as likely than men to spend time on character development,
- Men are more likely to write short and straightforward sentences.
2) Grammarly, an automated proofreader, recently polled nearly 500 freelance professionals in eight different job categories on Elance, an online staffing platform. Grammarly reviewed the profiles of freelancers who had received four or five-star ratings from employers with the goal of determining whether the accuracy of a freelancer’s profile is related to their credibility, hireability and pay.
Checking for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, Grammarly found that freelancers with the highest ratings had fewer mistakes in all eight categories (Writing & Translation, Admin. support, Legal, Design & Multimedia, Engineering & Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Management and IT & Programming).
Also, Grammarly found that the better writers tended to earn more money. Freelance Writers & Translators made the fewest amount of mistakes, averaging 10.1 errors per every 100 words. Freelancers in the IT & Programming fields fared the poorest, with 19.3 errors per every 100 words. Learn more.