Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your text according to various statistics and its proprietary algorithms. These analyses are based a set of rules for writing that can be measured. Use adverbs sparingly, less transitions, less pronouns, glue words, etc. If you are committed to writing effectively and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to follow these rules in your head. ProWritingAid helps you to make it easily visible.
If you want to work through a document quickly, the Realtime feature will assist you in removing all spelling, grammar and style issues:
After the errors are taken care of and out of the way Once you have eliminated them, you can go to individual reports for editing more deeply. They allow you to look into word choices, sentence patterns, repeated words and more. You can also run a Summary Report in order to pinpoint the areas in need of improvement the fastest.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid can be downloaded in many formats. You can use their Web Editor to edit documents in your browser. Additionally, the browser extensions allow quick grammar corrections for websites like Twitter and Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows allow you to edit Word documents right from the start.
Today, we will focus on the Desktop App, which is a tool for working with Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration required for you to utilize this tool. There are several ways that Ulysses documents can be used and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses authors can use the online Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. If you want to edit over 500 words at once or to use the desktop application, you’ll need a premium license.
The desktop app can read and write eight different file types, Markdown among them. It is possible to export Ulysses text into a Markdown File. Then, you can edit it with ProWritingAid and then add it to your Ulysses library for further processing. This is quick and simple, but you don’t have the option of saving the images or attachments (e.g. writing goals). After some experimentation using the application, I found the following workflow works well for me:
Start ProWritingAid and then create a new Markdown file.
Visit your Ulysses file, select the text you want to copy and then select the “Copy a Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go through each report, and edit the report using ProWritingAid.
When you’re done, select and copy the text you edited.
Copy the text of the original passage to the Ulysses sheet.
ProWritingAid reports will highlight any flaws you may have in your text. When moving your cursor over an underlined passage, you’ll get an explanation or suggestion. Click on the suggestion, e.g. You can simply click on a suggestion, e.g.
The reports include a brief explanation, as well as an online link that takes you to extensive information about the subject of the report. ProWritingAid. There are a few examples to give you an understanding of the length and depth of my explanation.
Writing Style Check This report will help you improve your writing style. As an example, the report examines the usage of passive voice in your writing because sentences written in active voice are more interesting to read. Writing Style Check also identifies repeated sentence starts and Adverbs. The report offers suggestions for improving readability.
Overused Words Check This report identifies words so commonly used in everyday life that they’ve been deemed boring and useless, e.g there and have . ProWritingAid can tell if you’ve used them frequently.
Check the length of your sentences.
Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are easier to read. This report shows the length of your sentences in a bargraph, so you can easily identify areas for improvement. It can identify long sentences that are difficult to read.
ProWritingAid offers an online tool that’s completely free. It is less comfortable to use, and you won’t have access to all available reports, but it may serve for a first impression. It is possible to purchase a premium membership that allows users to access the desktop software and numerous additional features for just $79/year, or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money back guarantee, so you can take your own time to decide whether ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace the human editor. This tool highlights specific measurable elements of text and does an excellent job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by your self, ProWritingAid will make this easier and faster.