Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid will automatically analyze your text using various metrics and algorithms developed by ProWritingAid. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can actually be measured. Adverbs should be used sparingly, be more careful when transitions are used and use fewer pronouns, glue words, and so on. If you are committed to writing effectively and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to follow these rules in your head. ProWritingAid makes these guidelines evident.
Realtime will let you edit quickly any mistakes in grammar, spelling or style.
After you’ve eliminated these errors, you will be able to go to the individual report to make deeper edits. The reports let you examine your sentences, word choices repetition of words, as well as other details. You can also run the Summary Report in order to identify the areas in need of improvement the fastest.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. You can use the Web Editor to edit documents within your browser, their browser extensions allow you to make quick grammar fixes on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook as well as their Word add-ins for Windows and Mac allow you to modify the content of your Word documents right from the word.
We’ll be focusing on their Desktop App today it’s ideal for use alongside the Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required for access to the software. You have several options for working with Ulysses documents. Ulysses writers have the option to use the online editor or the desktop application. A premium license is required to edit more than 500 words in a session, or to use the desktop software.
The desktop program is able to read and write 8 file types, Markdown being one of them. Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text and then you can import it back to Ulysses for further processing. It’s fast and easy, but you cannot keep images or sheet attachments such as writing goals. After playing around with the app, I found the following process to work well for me.
Open ProWritingAid. Create Markdown files. Markdown file.
Go to Ulysses and select a text paragraph, and use the Copy as Markdown option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then go through the report and then edit it the report using ProWritingAid.
When you’re done, select and copy the edited text.
Paste the new text passage on your Ulysses sheet, replacing it with the latest version.
ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you may be facing. Click on an underlined text and you’ll be able to read an explanation or recommendation. Click on a suggestion and you’ll be presented with the possible solutions. Click the suggestion to see a simpler word or an equivalent.
The reports include a short explanation, and the ProWritingAid’s extensive information. Let me give you an example that will help get an idea of what I mean.
Writing Style The report can aid you in improving your writing skills. It is based on a variety of rules that are good to follow when writing. For instance it examines the usage of passive voice in your writing because sentences written that are written in active voice are more interesting to read. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.
Overused Words Check This report highlights words so commonly used in everyday life that they have been deemed boring and meaningless, e.g there and have . ProWritingAid is able to identify if you’ve used them too often.
Sentence Length Check
Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are easier to read. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs, to help you determine quickly whether you require to improve. Additionally, the report will identify particularly long sentences, as they tend to render a text difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid is available online for no cost. It’s not as user-friendly and you won’t be able to view all reports. However, it could make a good first impression. You can use the desktop app as well as other add-ons when you have a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime licence. You can explore the options to figure out if ProWritingAid is right for you since it comes with a 14 days of money-back guarantee.
ProWritingAid isn’t intended to replace a human editor. The tool highlights the most crucial aspects of your document and performs an extensive job. ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing your text. It can, however, help speed up this process.