Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyzes your text based on different statistics and its own algorithms. These analyses are based upon a set of guidelines to write that are measured. These rules are measurable for example, the usage of adverbs in a moderate manner. These guidelines are essential when you are looking to improve your writing. ProWritingAid helps you to make it easily visible.
Realtime will let you quickly edit any errors in grammar, spelling or style.
Once you’ve eliminated these errors, you will be able to move on to your individual report to make more in-depth edits. They allow you to look into sentence patterns, repeated words, etc. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate for the greatest outcomes in the shortest amount of time, you can run the Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid provides a range of formats. You can use their Web Editor to edit documents in your browser. Their browser extensions let you fix grammar issues quickly on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook as well as their Word extensions for Windows and Mac allow you to modify the content of your Word documents directly.
Today, we will be focusing on the Desktop App, which is a tool for working on Ulysses documents.
To access ProWritingAid.com, you will need to register. There are a variety of options available for working using Ulysses documents. Ulysses writers can either use the free online Web Editor or download the desktop application. You will need a premium license to edit over 500 words at a time or use our desktop app.
The desktop application can read eight kinds of files (Markdown included). Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text, and you can import it back to Ulysses to further process. It’s quick and easy, but you don’t have the option to save your images and attachments (e.g. writing goals). After some playing using the app, I discovered the following method to be suitable for my workflow:
Visit your Ulysses sheet, choose a text passage, and use the “Copy as Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then go through all of the reports, and edit within ProWritingAid.
When you’re done, select and copy the text you edited.
Paste back to your Ulysses sheet, replacing the previous version of the passage and then select the “Paste from Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you might have. When you hover your mouse over a paragraph that is underlined and you’ll get an explanation and/or recommendation. Simply click on the suggestion, e.g. Click on the suggestion to view the word in a simpler form, or a synonym.
The reports include a short explanation as well as a link to comprehensive details about the report’s topic on the ProWritingAid website. Let me provide an example that will help you get an idea of what I am talking about.
Writing Style Review This report is intended to help you improve your writing skills. For example, the report will find passive voice in your writing, which can make it difficult to understand. Sentences in active voice are easier to read. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and offers suggestions for improvements to readability.
Overused words examined This report lists words that are so commonly used in daily life that they’ve virtually lost their significance. ProWritingAid can help you identify the words that are used to excessive extent.
Sentence Length Verify
Texts that have sentences that differ in length can be more engaging to read. This report will visualize the length of your sentences in a bar chart to help you quickly determine if there are areas for improvement. You will be able to identify the sentences that are especially long, so you can determine the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. This tool is not as user-friendly, and it doesn’t offer the full range of reports available. However, it may suffice to create a first impression. Premium memberships are available at a price of $79 for a calendar year, and $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid allows you to take your time and provides a 14-day money back guarantee.
ProWritingAid does not replace a human edit. The tool highlights particular elements of text that are measurable and performs an excellent job. While you’ll need to edit the text your self, ProWritingAid will make this easier and faster.