Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyses your text using various statistics and its proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on a set of rules to write that are measured. To use adverbs sparingly and to make use of less transitions. If you care for quality writing, you’ll likely try to stick to these rules more or less in your head. ProWritingAid helps make the rules accessible.
If you’re looking to go through your document in a hurry, the Realtime feature can help you edit away any glaring spelling, grammar and style issues:
Once you’ve fixed the errors, you can start editing each report. These allow you to dig into your word choices, sentence structures, repeated words and much more. To find out which areas you should concentrate on in order to make the greatest improvement in the fastest time You can conduct a Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available for download in many formats. Their Web Editor allows you to edit documents using your browser. They also include browser extensions that let you to quickly fix grammar issues on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. Additionally, you can edit your Word documents with their Word add-ins that are available on Windows and Mac.
Today, though, we’ll focus on their Desktop App that is perfect to work on the Ulysses documents.
To use ProWritingAid.com You will have to sign up. There are many ways to use Ulysses documents, and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers can either utilize the free online Web Editor, or download the desktop software. A premium license is required in order to edit more words than 500 words in a session or use the desktop application.
The desktop application is able to read and write 8 file types, Markdown being one of them. You can therefore export the Ulysses text as Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid, and import back to your Ulysses library for further processing. This is fast and easy. However, you can’t save images or other sheet attachments, such as writing goals. After a few hours of playing around with the app I found the following procedure suitable for my workflow:
Open ProWritingAid and then create a Markdown File.
Go to the Ulysses file, choose the text you want to copy and then select the “Copy a Markdown” command in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report one at a time and then edit in ProWritingAid.
Once you are satisfied, go ahead and copy the edited text.
Paste the text passage from your Ulysses document back to it.
ProWritingAid reports will reveal any issues you are having with your writing. Move your cursor to an underlined text and you’ll be able to read an explanation and/or recommendation. Click on a suggestion if it is relevant, e.g. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.
The reports include an explanation of the report, as well as a link which will take you to a wealth of details about the report. ProWritingAid. Let me give you an example to help get an idea of what I am talking about.
Writing Style Check This report is meant to help improve your writing skills, based on various rules for excellent writing. The report, for instance will identify the passive voice that is present in your writing. The sentences that are active voiced are more readable to read. Writing Style Check also points out repetitions in sentence beginnings and adverbs. The report offers suggestions for improving readability.
The report highlights words that are so frequently used in everyday life that they have become boring and almost useless, e.g there and have . It is impossible to always stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid will tell you the instances where you’ve used them to excessive.
Sentence Length Verify
Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are more readable. The report shows the length of your sentences in a bar graph to let you know at a glance if there’s room to improve. Additionally it will highlight especially long sentences, since they tend to render a text difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid Online Tool is Free. Although it is less user-friendly and does not provide access to all reports, it could be useful for making an initial impression. Premium memberships can be purchased at a price of $79 per calendar year and $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid lets you take your time, and it offers a 14-day refund guarantee.
ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace the human editor. It can help highlight specific aspects of a text and does an impressive job. ProWritingAid cannot replace the manual editing process of your texts. However, it can make the process more effective and efficient.