Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text by using various statistical methods as well as its own algorithms. These analyses are based on the established guidelines for writing that actually can be measured, e.g. Use adverbs sparingly, less transitions, fewer pronouns, glue words, etc. If you’re committed to writing effectively and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically evident.
If you want to work through your document in a hurry The Realtime feature can help you edit away any glaring spelling, grammar and style problems:
After you’ve corrected the mistakes, you can start to edit the individual reports. These let you examine your word choices, sentences, words that are repeated and more. A Summary Report is a report that can be used to pinpoint the areas you should focus your efforts to improve in the shortest time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid has many different formats. Their Web Editor allows you to edit documents using your browser. Additionally, they include browser extensions that let you to quickly fix grammar issues on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. Additionally, you can modify your Word documents using their Word add-ins that are available on Windows as well as Mac.
Today we’ll concentrate on their Desktop App. This app is perfect for working with Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration will be necessary to access the software. You have several options for working using Ulysses documents. Ulysses authors can use the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words simultaneously or to utilize the desktop software.
The desktop app can read 8 file types (Markdown included). It is possible to export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it with ProWritingAid and then add it to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s quick and simple however you can’t save sheets or images such as writing goals. After playing with the app, the following was my preferred method of working:
Open ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.
Go to Ulysses and choose a text section, and use the Copy as Markdown command in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report one at a time and then edit it in ProWritingAid.
Once you’re finished, click and copy the text you edited.
Paste the text back onto your Ulysses sheet, replacing the previous version of the passage and using the “Paste from Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
In every ProWritingAid report, problems found in your text appear underlined. Click on the underlined text, and you’ll see an explanation or recommendation. Simply click on the suggestion, e.g. Click the suggestion to see a simpler word or an equivalent.
Each report includes a brief explanation and a link to take you to more detailed details on the topic. To give an idea, I’ll provide examples and more information.
Writing Style Review This report was intended to help you improve your writing style. For instance, the report identifies the usage of passive voice within your text, as sentences that are written in active voice are more engaging to read. Writing Style Check additionally identifies adverbs, repeated sentence starts, and makes proposals to improve readability.
Overused Words Check This report identifies words so commonly used in daily life that they’ve been deemed boring and meaningless, e.g there and have . It is impossible to always stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid can identify if you have been using them in excess.
Verify the length of sentences
Texts with sentences of different lengths are more readable. This report will show the length of your sentences in the form of a bargraph. This way, you can easily identify areas for improvement. It will allow you to see the sentences that are especially long, so you can determine them.
ProWritingAid’s online tools are free. It is less comfortable to use and you won’t have access to all available reports, but it may be a good first impression. It is possible to utilize the desktop application and other add-ons with a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid lets you be patient, and it offers a 14-day refund guarantee.
ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace a human editor. The tool highlights the most important aspects of a document and does an extensive job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing of your texts. But it can make the process more effective and efficient.