Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyzes your text using various metrics and its own algorithm. These analyses are based upon the established guidelines for writing, which can be measured. to use adverbs sparingly and to make use of more transitions, fewer pronouns and glue words, and many more. These rules are important if you value good writing. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically evident.
Realtime is an excellent tool to accelerate the process of working through a document.
Once you have eliminated these mistakes, you will be able to go to your individual report for more in-depth edits. These reports allow you to examine the word choices, sentence structure repetition of words, as well as other aspects. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate for the greatest outcomes in the shortest amount of time, run the Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. It is possible to use the Web Editor to edit your documents. The browser extensions let you make quick grammar fixes on websites such Twitter, WordPress and Gmail. The Word add-ins are compatible with Windows or Mac that allow you directly to modify your Word documents.
We’ll focus on their Desktop App this morning, which is great for using alongside the Ulysses documents.
You’ll have to sign up on ProWritingAid.com to be able to access the software. There are several ways to use Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers have two choices: the web-based Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop app. To edit more than 500 words at a time or to use the desktop application you’ll require a premium license.
The desktop application is able to read and write eight types of files, with Markdown as one. Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. Then, you can make use of ProWritingAid to edit it and then return it to your Ulysses library. This is quick and simple, but you don’t have the option of saving the images or attachments (e.g. writing goals). After playing around with the application, I discovered the following process to be suitable for my workflow.
Start ProWritingAid and create a brand new Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses sheet, choose a text passage, and select the “Copy as Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Go through each report one at a time and then edit in ProWritingAid.
Select and copy the edited text after you’re finished.
Paste the new text passage back onto your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the latest version.
ProWritingAid reports will highlight any flaws you may have in your text. Click on the underlined text, and you’ll see an explanation and/or suggestion. If you need an idea, click it. To use it, you can click on an idea (e.g.
Each report comes with a brief explanation and a link that takes you to more information on the subject. You will find some examples that will give you an understanding of the length and depth of my explanation.
Writing Style Audit This report can help you improve your writing style. You can see that the report highlights passive voice usage in your writing. However, sentences written using active voice are more interesting. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.
The report examines the words that are so ubiquitous in everyday life that they are nearly meaningless. It’s impossible to stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid can identify the instances where you’ve been using them in excessive.
Sentence Length Check
Texts with sentences of varied lengths will be more interesting to understand. This report shows the length of your sentences in a bargraph, so you can easily identify areas to improve. You will be able to identify which sentences are particularly long, and you will be able to identify the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid is available online for free. While it’s less user-friendly and does not provide all the reports available, it could help you get an initial impression. Premium memberships let you access the desktop application, add-ons and are available beginning at $79 per year or $399 for lifetime licensing. ProWritingAid is backed by a 14-day money-back guarantee so you can consider your options and determine whether it’s the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid does not replace editors and is not intended to replace human editors. It highlights certain aspects of a text, and does an excellent job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing process of your texts. But it can make that process easier and more efficient.