Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text according to various statistics and proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on the established rules of good writing which can be evaluated. to avoid using adverbs in excess and to use more transitions, use fewer glue words and pronouns, and many other. If you are committed to writing effectively, you will likely try to adhere to these guidelines subconsciously. ProWritingAid makes them systematically evident.
Realtime allows you to quickly go through documents.
After you have corrected these mistakes After you have fixed these errors, you can proceed to individual reports to edit them in detail. They let you examine your word choices, sentences, words that are repeated and much more. To identify the areas in which you must focus for the greatest outcomes in the shortest period of time, run the Summary Report.
How to Utilize it
ProWritingAid has many different formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents in your browser. You can also use their browser extensions to fix any grammar issues on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents on Windows and Mac.
We’ll be focusing on their Desktop App this morning, which is great for using with your Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required to access the software. There are many ways to utilize Ulysses documents, as well as 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 once or use the desktop app, you’ll need a premium license.
The desktop application is able to read and write 8 types of files, with Markdown being one of them. So you can export the Ulysses text as Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid, and import back to your Ulysses‘ library to further process. This is fast and efficient however it doesn’t permit you to save the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After a few minutes of playing using the app, it was a great fit for me and my workflow.
Open ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses page, choose the text and use the Edit menu command “Copy Markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now, go through each report individually and edit within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done editing, copy and select the text.
Paste back to your Ulysses sheet replacing the old version of the text passage and then select the “Paste from Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports highlight any problems that you may be facing. The explanations and/or recommendations be displayed when you drag your cursor over an underlined passage. Where applicable you can simply click on a suggestion, e.g. Click the suggestion to view a simpler word or an equivalent.
The reports come with a brief explanation along with a link to ProWritingAid’s comprehensive information. To help you understand of what I’ll include examples and more information.
Writing Style The report can help you improve your writing style. The report is based on a variety of guidelines that are beneficial to follow when writing. For instance it identifies the use of passive voice within your writing, as sentences in active voice are more interesting to read. Writing Style Check also identifies repeated sentence starts and adverbs. The report offers suggestions for improving readability.
Overused Words Check This report will identify words that are so commonly used that they have lost significance and no longer have any relevance in everyday life. ProWritingAid is able to identify the words you’ve used frequently.
Verify the length of sentence
Texts with sentences of varied lengths will be more interesting to understand. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs, so that you can determine quickly whether you require to work on improving. The report can also help you find long sentences that could make text difficult to understand.
The ProWritingAid online tool is available free of charge. Although it’s not as user-friendly and does not offer all the reports that are available, it can help you get a first impression. Premium memberships let you access the desktop application and various add-ons, and costs $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime subscription. You can take your time to determine if ProWritingAid is for you, since it comes with a 14-day money back assurance.
ProWritingAid does not replace a human edit. It can help highlight specific aspects of a text and does an impressive job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing of your text. But it can make that process easier and more efficient.