I assume that you are only wanting to cut out a few name badges etc at this stage.
If so, then all you may need is Mach3. Incorporated with in Mach3 are wizards that will allow you to do a small amount of text engraving.
I suggest that you download Mach3 and play with it for a while. If it suits you then you may purchase it and remove the 500 lines restriction.
The term 'grammar nazi' was invented to make people, who don't know their grammar, feel OK about being uneducated.