ProWritingAid Editing Steps

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid performs an automatic analysis of your written text using various statistics and its own algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for good writing that can be evaluated. Adverbs should be used in a limited amount, be extra cautious when transitions are used and use fewer pronouns, glue words, and so on. These rules can assist you in writing better if you care about it. ProWritingAid makes it systematically evident.

Realtime is a great tool to accelerate the process of working through documents.

After these errors are corrected, you can proceed to individual reports for thorough editing. These will allow you to look at your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. You can 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 a host of formats. You can make use of the Web Editor to edit your documents. Their browser extensions allow you to fix grammar issues quickly on websites such Twitter, WordPress and Gmail. The Word add-ins are compatible with Windows or Mac which allow you to directly edit the content of your Word documents.

Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files.

To access, you will need to sign up. There are a variety of ways to work with Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers will have the option to use the online editor, or the desktop version. To edit more than 500 words at a time or to use the desktop application, you’ll need a premium license.

The desktop app can read and writing 8 file types, including Markdown. Export a Ulysses document as Markdown File. Next, use ProWritingAid to edit the text and then upload it into your Ulysses Library for further processing. It’s fast and simpleBut, you aren’t able to save images or other sheet attachments, such as writing goals. After some experimentation with the app, I discovered the following workflow works well for me:

Start ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.

Go to Ulysses and choose a text section and then select the Copy as Markdown command in the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Then, go through each report individually and edit them within ProWritingAid.

Once you are satisfied, go ahead and copy the text you have edited.

Copy the text on your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the current version.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports will highlight any issues you have in your text. The explanations and/or recommendations will be displayed when you move your cursor over an underlined passage. Select a suggestion to see the possible solutions. To make use of it, click on an idea (e.g.

The reports include brief explanations and a link to more detailed information about the report’s subject on the ProWritingAid website. I’ll go into more detail with some examples that will give you an idea.

Writing Style Audit This report will help improve your writing style. For instance, the report will identify the passive voice you use in your writing, which could make your writing difficult to understandWriting in active voice are easier to read. Writing Style Check will also identify repeated sentences starts and suggests ways to increase the readability of your text.

Overused Words Check This report will identify words so frequently used that they have lost meaning and are no longer relevant in daily life. ProWritingAid might not be able to detect if you are using them in excess.

You can check the length of your sentence

Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are more readable. The report shows your sentence lengths in a bar graph, to let you know in a glance whether there’s room for improvement. It can identify long sentences that are difficult to comprehend.


ProWritingAid Online Tool is Free. It’s less enjoyable to use, and you won’t have access to all the available reports, however it can serve for a first impression. You can get a premium membership that allows you to use the desktop software and numerous additional features for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee which allows you to take your time and decide whether it’s the right choice for you.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) replace a human editor. It focuses on the most important elements of your document and performs a thorough work. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing of your textBut it can make that process more effective and efficient.