The Guide to Grammar & Writing was originally created by Dr. Charles Darling of Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. Dedicated to the use of technology as an educational tool, Dr. Darling chose to make the Guide available, free-of-cost, to anyone with an Internet connection. While he passed away in 2006, the Guide still stands as a highly regarded online resource accessed by students all over the word.

In 2014, Algonquin College partnered with Capital Community College to create a Canadian version of the website, designed as a supplementary resource for ENL 1813 Communications courses.