ProWritingAid Add-in For Microsoft Word

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text using various statistical indicators and its proprietary algorithms. These analyses are based upon established guidelines for writing that can be assessed. to use adverbs sparingly, use more transitions, use less glue words and pronouns, and many other. These rules are more or less apparent when you are writing well. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically evident.

Realtime allows you to quickly go through documents.

After you’ve corrected the mistakes, you can start to edit each report. These will allow you to look at your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. To determine the areas where you must focus to see the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time, run the Summary Report.

How to Utilize it

ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. You can make use of their Web Editor to edit documents in your browser. Also the browser extensions permit quick grammar corrections for websites such as Twitter as well as Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows let you modify Word documents directly.

We’ll focus on their Desktop App today it’s great for using with your Ulysses documents. registration will be necessary to access the software. You have several options to work with Ulysses documents. Ulysses writers can either utilize the free online Web Editor, or download the desktop application. You’ll require a premium licence to edit more then 500 words at a time or download our desktop application.

The desktop app supports 8 file types including Markdown. You can therefore export a Ulysses text to a Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid and then import it back to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s fast and effective however it doesn’t permit you to keep the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After some play with the app, this was a great fit for my workflow.

Open ProWritingAid.

Visit your Ulysses sheet, select a text passage, and select the “Copy as Markdown” command from the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Then go through all of the reports, and edit in ProWritingAid.

Copy and select the edited text once you’re done.

Copy the text from the previous version to your Ulysses page, using the “Paste from Markdown option from the Edit menu.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports show your text underlined. You can click on the underlined area to get the explanation or suggestion. If you’re in need, simply click on a suggestion, e.g. It is possible to use a synonym or a more simple term to make it work.

The reports come with a brief explanation, and the ProWritingAid’s extensive information. For you to get an idea of what to expect, I’ll go into detail and provide several examples.

Writing Style Check This report will help you improve your writing style. This report will assist you in identifying the usage of passive voice in your writingThe sentences that are active voice are more interesting and easy to comprehend. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.

The report examines the words that are so common in daily life that they are almost meaningless. ProWritingAid can help you identify the words that are used to excessive extent.

Check the length of your sentences

Texts that have sentences of different lengths make text more interesting to read. The report will show you how long your sentences are in the form of a bar graph. This allows you to identify areas for improvement. In addition, it highlights lengthy sentences that could make the text more difficult to comprehend.


ProWritingAid provides an online tool that’s free. It’s less enjoyable to use, and you won’t have access to all available reports, however it can serve for a first impression. A premium membership will let you access the desktop application and various add-ons, and is available from $79 per year, or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid provides a 14-day money back guarantee that you will be satisfied with your decision.

Last Thoughts

ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) replace a human editor. It focuses on specific elements of text and does an outstanding job. It is still necessary edit your text by on your own, however ProWritingAid will help you improve the process and make it faster.