Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid will examine your text using a variety of statistics and proprietary algorithms. The analysis are based on the established guidelines for writing that actually can be assessed, e.g. To use adverbs sparingly and to make use of fewer transitions. If you are serious about writing well, you will likely try to follow these rules in your head. ProWritingAid allows them to be easily seen.
Realtime will let you quickly edit any errors in spelling, grammar or style.
After the errors are taken care of and out of the way, you can move on to individual reports to edit in depth. These allow you to dig into your word choices, sentence structures, repeated words and much more. You can also run the Summary Report to find out the areas you should focus on to achieve the greatest improvement in the most time:
How to Use It
ProWritingAid can be downloaded in a variety of formats. You can make use of the Web Editor to modify your documents. The browser extensions allow you to fix grammar issues quickly on websites such Twitter, WordPress and Gmail. The Word extensions are available for Windows or Mac that allow you directly modify your Word documents.
We’ll focus on their Desktop App this morning it’s great for using with the Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is necessary to access the tool. There are several ways that Ulysses documents may be used and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses authors can use the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. A premium license is required to edit more than 500 words per session or make use of the desktop application.
The desktop application is able to read and write 8 file types, Markdown being one of them. You can export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it with ProWritingAid and then add it to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s fast and effective however it doesn’t permit you to save the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After some playing using the app, I discovered the following procedure to be suitable for my workflow
Visit your Ulysses sheet, select the text you want to copy, then use the “Copy as Markdown” command in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now, go through each report individually and edit them within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done editing, copy and paste the text.
Copy the text in your Ulysses document and paste it back into it.
ProWritingAid reports highlight any problems that you might be facing. The explanations and/or recommendations be displayed when you drag your cursor across an underlined passage. If you require an idea, click it. To make use of it, click on an idea (e.g.
Each report includes an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more detailed details on the topic. To help you understand of what I’ll include some examples and further details.
Writing Style Check This report will help you improve your writing style. This report can help you identify the use of passive voice within your text. The sentences that are active voice are more engaging and easier to understand. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to readability.
Overused Words The report will highlight words that are so commonly used that they’ve lost their meaning and are no longer relevant in everyday life. It’s impossible to avoid them, but ProWritingAid will tell you if you have used them to excess.
You can determine the length of your sentence
Texts that have sentences of different lengths can make texts more interesting to read. This report visualizes the length of your sentences in a bar graph, so you can see at a glance if there’s an opportunity to improve. Additionally, it will highlight long sentences which can make a text difficult to understand.
ProWritingAid provides an online tool that’s completely free. Although it’s not as user-friendly and does not offer all the reports that are available, it could help you get a first impression. It is possible to use the desktop app and other add-ons with the premium membership. It costs $79 per year, or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid offers a 14-day guarantee that you will be happy with the purchase.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) replace an editor who is human. It focuses on specific elements of text and does an excellent job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by your self, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.