Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid will automatically examine your text using a variety of metrics and algorithms developed by ProWritingAid. These analyses are based a set of rules for writing that can be assessed. to use adverbs sparingly, and to make use of fewer transitions. If you’re interested in good writing, you’ll probably try to stick to these guidelines in some way, or at least subconsciously. ProWritingAid makes them easily visible.
The Realtime feature allows you to quickly browse through documents. It allows you to fix any grammar, spelling or style mistakes.
After you’ve eliminated these errors Once you have eliminated these mistakes, you’ll be able to move on to the individual report for deeper adjustments. These reports allow you to look at the word choices, sentence structure repetition of words, as well as other details. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate for the greatest outcomes in the shortest amount of time, run the Summary Report.
How to Use It
ProWritingAid has many different formats. You can utilize their Web Editor to modify documents in your browser. Their browser extensions allow you to make quick grammar fixes on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook as well as their Word add-ins for Windows and Mac let you modify your Word documents right from the word.
Today, though, we’ll focus on their Desktop App that is great for working on the Ulysses documents.
You’ll have to sign up on ProWritingAid.com to be able to access the software. There are several ways that Ulysses documents can be utilized and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses authors can utilize the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. A premium license is required to edit more than 500 words in a session or use the desktop application.
The desktop program is able to read and write eight types of files, with Markdown as one. Export a Ulysses document to a Markdown File. Next, make use of ProWritingAid to edit the text and then upload it into your Ulysses Library for further processing. It’s quick and easy, but you don’t have the option to save the images or attachments (e.g. writing goals). After playing around with the application, I discovered the following process to be suitable for my workflow.
Visit your Ulysses file, choose a passage of text, and then use “Copy Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then go through all of the reports, and edit within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done editing, copy and paste the text.
Paste the text from the previous version to your Ulysses page, using the “Paste from Markdown“ option from the Edit menu.
In every ProWritingAid report, the problems found in your text appear underlined. When you hover your mouse over an underlined paragraph and you’ll get an explanation and/or suggestion. Click on the suggestion, e.g. Click on the suggestion to view the word in a simpler form, or a synonym.
Each report includes an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more details on the topic. You will find some examples to give you an understanding of the length and depth of my explanation.
Writing Style Audit This report can 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 interesting to read. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and offers suggestions for improvements to reading comprehension.
Words that are frequently used checked This report lists words so frequently used in everyday living that they have almost lost all significance. It’s impossible to stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid will tell you the instances where you’ve used them to excessive.
Verify the length of sentence
Texts with sentences of different lengths are more readable. The report will show the length of your sentences in a bar chart so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. It will allow you to identify the sentences that are especially long, and you will be able to identify the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid’s online tools are free. While it’s less user-friendly and does not provide all the reports available, it can be helpful for getting a first impression. Premium memberships are available at a price of $79 per calendar year and $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid provides a 14-day money back assurance that you will be happy with the purchase.
ProWritingAid does not replace editors and is not intended to. It highlights specific aspects of a text, and does a thorough job. Although you’ll still have to edit your text, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and improve it.