Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyzes your text using various metrics and its own algorithm. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that actually can be measured, e.g. These rules can be measured for example, the usage of adverbs sparingly. If you’re committed to writing effectively, you will likely try to follow these rules subconsciously. ProWritingAid makes the rules visible.
Realtime allows you to quickly work through documents.
Once you’ve eliminated these errors, you will be able to go to the individual report to make more in-depth adjustments. They will let you look at your word choices and sentence patterns as well as repeat words. The Summary Report is a report that can be run to determine the areas you should concentrate your efforts to make improvements within the shortest amount of time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Their Web Editor allows you to edit documents from your browser. Additionally, they have browser extensions that allow users to fix their grammar issues on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. You can also modify your Word documents using their Word extensions that are that are available on Windows and Mac.
Today, we’ll focus on their Desktop App. This app is ideal for working with Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required to use this tool. There are several ways that Ulysses documents may be used and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses authors can utilize the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop application. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words simultaneously or to use the desktop software.
The desktop application can read and write 8 different file types, Markdown among them. You can therefore export a Ulysses text as Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid, and import back into your Ulysses library to further process. This is fast and easy. But, you aren’t able to save images and other sheet attachments like writing goals. After playing with the application, I found that the following was my preferred workflow:
Open ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.
Visit your Ulysses sheet, select a text passage, and use the “Copy as Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report, one at a and then edit in ProWritingAid.
Select and copy the edited text once you are finished.
Paste the text from the previous version to your Ulysses page by selecting the “Paste from Markdown“ option from the Edit menu.
In each ProWritingAid report, the issues that you have identified in your report are underlined. When moving your cursor over an underlined passage and you’ll receive an explanation and/or recommendation. If you’re in need, simply click on an idea, e.g. It is possible to make use of a synonym or more simple term to make it work.
The reports come with a brief explanation, and the ProWritingAid’s extensive information. To help you understand, I’ll provide examples and more information.
Writing Style Review This report was designed to improve your writing skills. As an example, the report examines the usage of passive voice within your text, as sentences in active voice tend to be more engaging to read. Writing Style Check additionally identifies adverbs, repeated sentence starts, and makes proposals for readability enhancements.
Overused Words The report will highlight words so frequently used that they’ve lost their meaning and are no longer relevant in everyday life. ProWritingAid is able to identify the words you’ve used too often.
You can check the length of your sentence.
Texts with sentences with different lengths make text more enjoyable to read. The report will show you how long your sentences are in the form of a bar graph. This allows you to see where there is room to improve. The report will also find long sentences that could cause text to be difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. It’s not as user-friendly and you won’t be able to access all reports. However, it could make a good impression on your first time using it. You can get an upgrade membership that permits you to use the desktop application and many add-ons for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. It is possible to take your time to figure out whether ProWritingAid is for you, because it comes with 14 days of money-back assurance.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t meant to) replace an editor who is human. The tool highlights particular elements of text that are measurable and does a thorough job. ProWritingAid cannot replace the manual editing of your text. But it can make that process more effective and efficient.