Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid conducts an automatic analysis of your written text using various statistical indicators and its proprietary algorithms. These analyses are based a set of rules for writing that can be measured. Use adverbs sparingly, less transitions, fewer pronouns, glue words and so on. These guidelines will be more or less apparent if you want to write well. ProWritingAid makes it systematically visible.
The Realtime feature lets you quickly go through a document. It allows you to correct any grammar, spelling, or style errors.
After you’ve corrected the mistakes, you can start editing the individual reports. They will let you look at your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. To determine which areas you should focus on to achieve the most improvements in the shortest amount of time You can conduct a Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. You can make use of their Web Editor for editing documents within your browser. Also the browser extensions permit quick grammar corrections for websites such as Twitter as well as Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows let you modify Word documents right from the start.
Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files.
To access ProWritingAid.com You will have to register. You have several options to work using Ulysses documents. Ulysses writers can either use the free online Web Editor or download the desktop program. You’ll require a premium license to edit more 500 words at one time and use the desktop app.
The desktop application can read eight kinds of files (Markdown included). Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. You can then make use of ProWritingAid to edit it and then bring it back to your Ulysses library. This is fast and convenient but it has one disadvantage that you cannot save the sheet and images such as writing goals. After playing with the app, the following was my preferred method of working:
Open ProWritingAid, and create a Markdown File.
Go to Ulysses and select a text paragraph and then select the Copy as Markdown command from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report, one at a and then edit in ProWritingAid.
After you’re done, you can select the edited text, and then copy it.
Copy the text from your Ulysses document and paste it back into it.
ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you might be facing. Click on an underlined text and you’ll see an explanation or suggestion. You can click on a suggestion that is applicable, e.g. To make use of it, click on a suggestion (e.g.
The reports come with an explanation of the report and a link which takes you to extensive information about the subject of the report. ProWritingAid. To give an idea of what I’ll include some examples and further details.
Writing Style Check This report will help to improve your writing skills. You can see that the report focuses on passive voice usage in your text. However, sentences written in active voice are more engaging. Writing Style Check also identifies repeated sentences starts and suggests ways to improve readability.
Overused Words Check This report identifies words so commonly used in daily life that they’ve been deemed boring and useless, e.g there and have . These aren’t words you should avoid, however ProWritingAid will identify when you’ve used them too often.
Verify Sentence Length
Texts that have sentences with different lengths make text more enjoyable to read. This report shows the length of your sentences using a bargraph, so you can easily identify areas to improve. In addition, it highlights long sentences which can make a text more difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid’s online tools are free. While it’s less user-friendly and doesn’t offer all the reports that are available, it can be helpful for getting an initial impression. It is possible to purchase a premium membership that allows users to access the desktop software and numerous add-ons for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid offers a 14-day guarantee that you will be happy with the purchase.
ProWritingAid isn’t intended to replace a human editor. It focuses on the most important elements of your document and performs a thorough work. Although you’ll still have to make changes to your text, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and make it more efficient.