Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automatic analysis of your written text by using various statistical methods and its own algorithms. These analyses are based upon the established guidelines for writing, which can actually be measured. Adverbs should be used sparingly, be more careful with transitions and use fewer pronouns, glue words, and so on. These rules will be more or less conscious when you are writing well. ProWritingAid helps to make them easily evident.
Realtime is an excellent tool to accelerate the process of working on documents.
Once you have eliminated these mistakes, you will be able to go to your individual report to make deeper edits. These allow you dig into word choices, sentences, words that are repeated, etc. The Summary Report can be run to determine the areas you should focus your efforts to improve within the shortest amount of time.
How to Use it
ProWritingAid can be downloaded in many formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents in your browser. You can also use their browser extensions to fix grammar problems on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow you to directly edit Word documents for Windows as well as Mac.
Today, we’ll focus on their Desktop App. This application is ideal for working using Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required for access to the software. There are several ways that Ulysses documents can be used and ProWritingAid can be used. Ulysses authors can use the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop application. If you want to edit more than 500 words at once or use the desktop app you’ll require an upgrade license.
The desktop application supports 8 file types including Markdown. Export a Ulysses document to a Markdown File. Next, use ProWritingAid to modify the text, and then upload it into your Ulysses Library to further process. It’s fast and easy, with the only disadvantage that you cannot save your images and sheet attachments like writing goals. After some testing with the app, I discovered that the following workflow is effective for me:
Open ProWritingAid and then create a Markdown File.
Visit the Ulysses file, choose the text you want to copy and then select the “Copy a Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Go through each report, one at a and then edit in ProWritingAid.
After you’re done, select the edited text, and then copy it.
Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document back to it.
ProWritingAid reports will reveal any flaws you may are having with your writing. The explanations and/or recommendations appear when you drag your cursor over an underlined passage. Simply click on the suggestion, e.g. To use it, you can click on a suggestion (e.g.
The reports provide a brief explanation as well as an online link to more extensive information about the topic. Let me provide an example that will help understand what I am talking about.
Writing Style The purpose of this report is to help improve your writing style, based on a variety of rules that are essential to excellent writing. This report, for example, identifies passive voice in your text. The sentences that are active voiced are more readable to read. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to readability.
Overused Words: This article examines the meaning of words that are utilized so often in everyday life, they almost become meaningless. ProWritingAid will help you find those words that have been extensively used.
You can determine the length of your sentence.
Texts with sentences of varied lengths are more interesting to read. The report will show the length of your sentences in a bar chart so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. Additionally, the report will identify especially long sentences, since they tend to make a text less understandable.
ProWritingAid is available online for free. It’s less enjoyable to use and you don’t have access to all the available reports, but it may be a good first impression. You can utilize the desktop application as well as other add-ons when you have a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year, or $399 for a lifetime licence. It is possible to take your time to determine if ProWritingAid is right for you since it comes with a 14 days of money-back assurance.
ProWritingAid isn’t intended to replace a human editor. It highlights specific aspects of a text, and performs a thorough job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by yourself, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.