Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your text according to various statistics and its proprietary algorithms. These analyses are based upon established guidelines for writing that can actually be assessed. These rules are measurable, such as the use of adverbs in a moderate manner. If you are committed to writing effectively, you will likely try to follow these rules in your head. ProWritingAid makes them systematically evident.
The Realtime feature allows you to quickly browse through documents. It allows you to fix any grammar, spelling or style mistakes.
After you’ve corrected the mistakes Once you’ve fixed the errors, you can begin editing the individual reports. These reports allow you to examine the sentences, word choices repetition of words, as well as other details. To find out which areas you should concentrate on in order to make the most improvement in the fastest time, you can run the Summary Report.
How to Use It
ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. You can use their Web Editor to edit documents in your browser. Also the browser extensions permit quick grammar fixes for websites like Twitter as well as Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows let you edit Word documents right from the start.
However, today we will focus on the Desktop App that can be used to work with Ulysses documents.
You’ll need to register on ProWritingAid.com in order to use the tool. There are a variety of options available to work using Ulysses documents. Ulysses authors can utilize the online Web Editor for free or download the desktop application. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words at a time or to utilize the desktop software.
The desktop app is able to read and write 8 different types of files, Markdown among them. So you can export a Ulysses text to a Markdown File, conduct the editing process using ProWritingAid and then import it back to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s fast and simple. However, you can’t save images and other sheet attachments like writing goals. After some experimentation with the app, I discovered the following workflow works well for me:
Go to your Ulysses file, select the text you want to copy, and then use “Copy a Markdown” command from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go through each report and then edit it the report using ProWritingAid.
Once you’ve finished editing, simply copy and select the text.
Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document and paste it back into it.
ProWritingAid reports show your text underlined. The explanations and/or suggestions will be displayed when you drag your cursor over the underlined portion of your text. Click on a suggestion if it is relevant, e.g. Click on the suggestion to see a simpler word, or a synonym.
Each report includes an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more detailed information on the subject. To help you understand, I’ll provide some examples and further details.
Writing Style Audit This report will help improve your writing style. For example, the report will identify the passive voice you use in your writing that can make it difficult to comprehend. Writing that are active in voice are simpler to read. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and offers suggestions for improvements to readability.
Overused Words: This article examines the meaning of words that are utilized frequently in daily life, they almost become meaningless. ProWritingAid can help you identify the words that are extensively used.
Sentence Length Verify
Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are easier to read. This report visualizes the length of your sentences as a bar graph, so you can see in a glance whether there’s room for improvement. Additionally, it will highlight lengthy sentences that could make the text more difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid is available on the internet for no cost. While it’s less user-friendly and doesn’t offer access to all reports, it can be helpful in making an initial impression. Premium memberships are available at a price of $79 for a calendar year, and $399 per life license. ProWritingAid offers a 14-day guarantee that you’ll be completely satisfied with your decision.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t intended to) substitute for a human editor. It focuses on specific elements of text that are measurable and does a thorough job. You will still have edit your text by on your own, however ProWritingAid can improve this process and speed it up.