Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyzes your text based on different statistics and its own algorithms. The analyses are based on a set of rules for writing that can be measured. To use adverbs sparingly and to use fewer transitions. These guidelines will assist you in writing better when you are interested in the writing. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically evident.
The Realtime feature lets you quickly go through a document. It will allow you to correct any grammar, spelling, or style errors.
Once you have eliminated these mistakes Once you have eliminated these mistakes, you’ll be able to go to the individual report to make more in-depth adjustments. These let you examine word choices, sentence structures and repeated words. To determine the areas where you must focus to see the best results in the shortest amount of time, run the Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. You can use their Web Editor to modify documents within your browser, their browser extensions allow you to make quick grammar fixes on websites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook, and their Word extensions 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 this morning it’s ideal for use with your Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is necessary to access the software. There are a variety of ways Ulysses documents can be used and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses writers have two options: the online Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop application. To edit over 500 words at once or to use the desktop application, you’ll need a premium license.
The desktop application is able to read and write eight different file types, Markdown among them. It is possible to export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it using 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 testing the app, the following was my preferred method of working:
Use ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses page, select a text passage and then select the Edit menu command “Copy as markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then, go one at a time through the reports, and then edit them in ProWritingAid.
Select and copy the edited text after you are done.
Paste the new text passage back onto your Ulysses sheet, replacing it with the current version.
ProWritingAid reports show your text underlined. Move your cursor to an underlined text and you’ll be able to read an explanation and/or suggestion. If you’re in need, simply click on a suggestion, e.g. an easier word or synonym, to make use of it.
The reports include a short explanation along with a link to ProWritingAid’s comprehensive details. There are a few examples to provide you with an understanding of the depth and breadth of my explanation.
Writing Style Check This report will help you improve your writing style. It is based on a variety of rules that are good to follow when writing. For instance it identifies the use of passive voice in your writing, as sentences in active voice are more interesting to read. Writing Style Check will also identify repetitions in sentences and offers ways to increase readability.
Overused Words: This report examines the meaning of words that are utilized so often in everyday life, they almost become meaningless. ProWritingAid may not be able to detect if you are using them in excess.
Check the length of sentences.
Texts with sentences of varied lengths will be more interesting to read. The report will show your sentence lengths as a bar chart, so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. In addition, it highlights long sentences which could make the text more difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid is accessible on the internet for no cost. It’s not as user-friendly and doesn’t provide all available reports. However, it may suffice to create a first impression. It is possible to use the desktop app as well as other add-ons when you have the premium membership. It’s $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime licence. It is possible to take your time to figure out if ProWritingAid is for you, since it comes with a 14-day money back assurance.
ProWritingAid isn’t intended to replace the human editor. It can help highlight measurable aspects in a text and does an impressive job. While you’ll need to edit the text your self, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.