Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyses your text using different statistics and its own algorithms. The analyses are based on the established guidelines for writing, which can actually be assessed. To use adverbs sparingly and to make use of fewer transitions. These guidelines will be more or less conscious if you want to write well. ProWritingAid makes it systematically visible.
The Realtime feature allows you to quickly browse through documents. It allows you to correct any grammar, spelling, or style errors.
After the errors are taken care of and gone Once you have eliminated them, you can go to individual reports for editing in depth. They allow you to look into word choices, sentence patterns, repeated words, etc. The Summary Report can be run to determine the areas you should focus your efforts to improve within the shortest amount of time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid provides a range of formats. You can utilize the Web Editor to modify documents within your browser. Their browser extensions allow you to make quick grammar fixes on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook as well as their Word add-ins for Windows and Mac allow you to edit the content of your Word documents directly.
Today, though we’ll be focusing on their Desktop App , which is perfect for working on the Ulysses documents.
To access ProWritingAid.com You will have to sign up. There are several methods to work with Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers may choose to use the online Web Editor or download the desktop application. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words simultaneously or to use the desktop application.
The desktop application supports eight file types, including Markdown. Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. Then, you can make use of ProWritingAid to edit it and then bring it back to your Ulysses library. This is fast and easy. However, you can’t save images or other sheet attachments like writing goals. After some play using the app, it worked well for me and my workflow.
Go to your Ulysses file, select a passage of text, and then use “Copy a Markdown” command from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then go through the report, and edit the report using ProWritingAid.
After you’re done, select the edited text and copy it.
Paste the new text passage on your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the current version.
In each ProWritingAid report, problems found in your text appear underlined. Click on an underlined text and you’ll be able to read an explanation or recommendation. Simply click on the suggestion, e.g. It is possible to make use of a synonym or more simple term to make it work.
The reports include a brief explanation, as well as a link which takes you to extensive information about the subject of the report. ProWritingAid. I’ll go into more depth with a few examples that will give you an idea.
Writing Style The purpose of this report is to assist you in improving your writing skills, which is based on a variety of rules that are essential to good writing. As an example, the report examines the usage of passive voice within your writing, as sentences that are written in active voice tend to be more interesting to read. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and offers suggestions for improvements to readability.
The report identifies words so commonly used in everyday life that they’ve been deemed boring and meaningless, e.g there and have . ProWritingAid can help you identify those words that have been used to excessive extent.
You can check the length of your sentence.
Texts with sentences of varied lengths will be more interesting to understand. The report will show the length of your sentences in a bar chart so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. You will be able to identify the sentences that are especially long, so you can identify the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid provides an online tool that is free. It’s not as intuitive and you won’t be able to view all reports. But it might give a great impression on your first time using it. You can use the desktop app as well as other add-ons when you have the premium membership. It costs $79 per year or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee, which means you can take your own time in deciding whether ProWritingAid suits you.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t meant to) replace an editor who is human. It highlights certain elements of text and performs a thorough job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing of your text. But it can make the process easier and more efficient.