Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyses your text using different statistics and its own algorithms. These analysis are based on the established rules for good writing that actually can be measured, e.g. to use adverbs sparingly and to make use of more transitions, less glue words and pronouns, and many other. These guidelines can help you write better writing when you are interested in it. ProWritingAid makes them systematically visible.
Realtime is an excellent tool to accelerate the process of working on documents.
After these errors are corrected, you can proceed to individual reports for detailed editing. These will allow you to examine your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. To identify the areas in which you need to concentrate to see the best results in the shortest period of time, you can run the Summary Report.
How to Use it
ProWritingAid has many different formats. It is possible to use their Web Editor to edit documents within your browser. Also, the browser extensions allow quick grammar corrections for sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows let you edit Word documents right from the start.
Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to use alongside your Ulysses files.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required in order to use the software. There are many ways to utilize Ulysses documents, and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers can either make use of the online, free Web Editor, or download the desktop application. You’ll require a premium licence to edit over 500 words at once or use our desktop app.
The desktop application can read eight file types (Markdown is one of them). You can export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it with ProWritingAid and then import it back into your Ulysses library for further processing. This is quick and simple however you’re not given the option of saving your images and attachments (e.g. writing goals). After some playing using the app, I discovered the following procedure suitable for my workflow:
Start ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses sheet, choose a text passage, and select the “Copy as Markdown” command from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Go through each report one at a time and then edit it in ProWritingAid.
When you’re done, select and copy the edited text.
Copy the text of the original passage to the Ulysses sheet.
ProWritingAid reports show your text underlined. When moving your cursor over a text that is underlined and you’ll receive an explanation and/or recommendation. If you’re in need, simply click on a suggestion, e.g. Click on an idea, e.g.
The reports provide an explanation of the subject as well as an online link to more detailed information on the subject. Let me provide an example to help get an idea of what I am talking about.
Writing Style Check This report will aid you in improving your writing style. It is based on several rules that are good for writing. For instance, the report identifies the use of passive voice within your writing because sentences written in active voice are more engaging to read. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.
Overused Words: This report examines the meaning of words that are utilized frequently in daily life that they are almost meaningless. ProWritingAid can help you identify those words that have been used to excessive extent.
Check your sentences
Texts with sentences of varied lengths are more interesting to read. This report visualizes the length of your sentences as a bar graph, so you can see at a glance if there’s an opportunity to improve. It can identify long sentences that are difficult to comprehend.
The ProWritingAid online tool is free of charge. It’s not as user-friendly, and it doesn’t offer the full range of reports available. However, it may be enough to make a first impression. It is possible to purchase a premium membership that allows you to use the desktop application and many add-ons for just $79/year, or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid lets you take your time and provides a 14-day money back guarantee.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) replace an editor who is human. The tool highlights particular measurable aspects of a text and does a thorough job. You will still have edit your text by on your own, however ProWritingAid will help you improve the process and speed it up.