Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid conducts an automatic analysis of your written text using various statistical indicators and proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can actually be assessed. These rules are measurable for example, the usage of adverbs in a moderate manner. If you’re interested in quality writing, you’ll likely try to stick to these guidelines more or less in your head. ProWritingAid makes them systematically visible.
Realtime is a great tool to speed up the process of working on a document.
Once you’ve fixed these errors, you can go on to individual reports and edit more in depth. These reports allow you to examine your word choices, sentence structure repetition of words, as well as other details. You can also run a Summary Report to determine where you need to focus to make the most improvement in the shortest amount of time:
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available for download in many formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents within your browser. You can also make use of their browser extensions to fix any grammar issues on sites such as Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow you to directly edit Word documents for Windows and Mac.
Today, we’ll be focusing on the Desktop App that is a tool for working on Ulysses documents.
To use ProWritingAid.com, you will need to register. There are several ways that Ulysses documents can be utilized and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses writers have two choices: the web-based Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop application. It is necessary to purchase a premium license in order to edit more than 500 words in a session or make use of the desktop software.
The desktop app can read and writing 8 file types, including Markdown. Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text, and you can then import it to Ulysses for further processing. It’s fast and simple. But, you aren’t able to save images and other sheet attachments, such as writing goals. After testing the application, I discovered this method to be suitable for my workflow.
Use ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses sheet, select a text passage, and use the “Copy as Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report one at a time and then edit it in ProWritingAid.
Select and copy the edited text once you’re done.
Paste the text passage from your Ulysses document back to it.
ProWritingAid reports show your text highlighted. Move your cursor to an underlined text and you’ll see an explanation or recommendation. If you require a suggestion, click on it. To make use of it, click on a suggestion (e.g.
The reports come with a brief explanation, and the ProWritingAid’s extensive details. Let me give you an example to help you understand what I am talking about.
Writing Style Check This report is meant to help improve your writing style, which is based on various rules for excellent writing. This report can help you identify the use of passive voice within your writing. Active voice sentences are more interesting and easier to understand. Writing Style Check additionally identifies adverbs, repeated sentence starts, and makes proposals for readability enhancements.
Words that are frequently used checked This report contains words that are so frequently used in everyday life that they’ve virtually lost all meaning. ProWritingAid can tell if you’ve used them too often.
Sentence Length Check
Texts with sentences that vary in length are more engaging to read. This report will show the length of your sentences using the form of a bargraph. This way, you can easily see where there are opportunities to improve. What’s more, the report will identify especially long sentences, since they can render a text difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid offers an online tool that’s completely free. This tool is not as user-friendly and doesn’t provide all available reports. But, it could be enough to make a first impression. You can use the desktop app as well as other add-ons when you have a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year, or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid is backed by the 14-day guarantee of money back which allows you to take your time and decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) replace a human editor. The tool can highlight certain specific aspects of the text and performs an impressive job. ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing the text. It can, however, help speed up this process.