Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with a variety of metrics and its own algorithms. These analyses are based in established guidelines for writing that can be measured. Use adverbs sparingly, less transitions, fewer pronouns, glue words and so on. If you are serious about writing well and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid helps make the rules accessible.
Realtime is an excellent tool to speed up the process of working on documents.
After you’ve eliminated these errors, you will be able to move on to the individual report to make deeper edits. They will let you examine your sentence and word choices, structures as well as repeated words. To identify the areas in which 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 use the Web Editor to modify your documents. Their browser extensions let you fix grammar issues quickly on sites like Twitter, WordPress and Gmail. The Word add-ins are available for Windows or Mac which allow you to directly to modify your Word documents.
However, today we’ll focus on the Desktop App, which can be used to work on Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration will be necessary to access the tool. There are many ways to work with Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses authors can utilize the online Web Editor for free or download the desktop application. You will need a premium license to edit over 500 words at once or download our desktop application.
The desktop app can read and writing 8 file types, including Markdown. You can therefore export the Ulysses text to a Markdown File, conduct the editing process using ProWritingAid, and import back to your Ulysses‘ library for further processing. It’s fast and simple. But, you aren’t able to save images or other sheet attachments like writing goals. After testing the application, I discovered the following process to be suitable for my workflow.
Start ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses file, select a passage of text and then select the “Copy a Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now review each report one by one and edit them within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done, select the edited text and copy it.
Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document back to it.
In each ProWritingAid report, the problems that you have identified in your report are underlined. The explanations and/or recommendations be displayed when you drag your cursor across the underlined portion of your text. Click on the suggestion, e.g. You can simply click on an idea, e.g.
The reports include brief explanations as well as a link to more detailed details about the report’s topic on the ProWritingAid website. You will find some examples that will provide you with an understanding of the length and depth of my explanation.
Writing Style Check This report helps you improve your writing style. This report will help you identify the usage of passive voice in your writing. Active voice sentences are more engaging and easy to comprehend. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and offers suggestions for improvements to readability.
Overused words checked This report lists words so frequently used in everyday life that they’ve almost lost their meaning. ProWritingAid can tell the words you’ve used too often.
Verify the length of sentences.
Texts with sentences of varied lengths are more enjoyable to read. The report will show you how long your sentences are in the form of a bar graph. This allows you to see where there is room to improve. The report can also help you identify long sentences that can make text difficult to understand.
ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. It’s less enjoyable to use, and you won’t have access to all the available reports, however it can be a good first impression. Premium memberships can be purchased at a price of $79 for a calendar year, and $399 per life license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money back guarantee, so you are free to take your time in deciding whether ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) replace a human editor. The tool can highlight certain specific aspects of the text and performs an extensive job. Although you’ll still have to make changes to the text you write, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and make it more efficient.