Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid conducts an automatic analysis of your written text using various statistical indicators and its proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can actually be measured. to use adverbs sparingly and to make use of more transitions, fewer pronouns and glue words, and many more. These guidelines can assist you in writing better when you are interested in it. ProWritingAid helps make the rules easily visible.
Realtime lets you quickly edit any errors in spelling, grammar or style.
Once these mistakes are fixed, you can proceed to separate reports for detailed editing. These allow you to dig into your word choices, sentence structures, repeated words and much more. A Summary Report can be used to pinpoint where to focus your efforts to improve in the shortest time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents within your browser. It is also possible to use their extensions for your browser to correct grammar problems on sites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents for Windows as well as Mac.
Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work alongside your Ulysses files.
You’ll need to register on ProWritingAid.com in order to access the software. There are several ways to work with Ulysses documents as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses authors can use the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop application. You will require a premium licence to edit more then 500 words at a time or use our desktop app.
The desktop program can read and write 8 types of files, with Markdown as one. Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. Then, you can use ProWritingAid to edit it and then bring it back to your Ulysses library. This is fast and efficient, but it doesn’t allow you to keep the images or attachments that you use for writing objectives. After some testing using the application, I found that the following workflow is effective for me:
Open ProWritingAid and create a new Markdown file.
Open your Ulysses sheet and select a text section. Then, select the Edit menu’s “Copy as Markdown” option.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go one by one through the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.
Once you’ve finished editing, copy and select the text.
Paste back to your Ulysses sheet, replacing the previous version of the passage, and then select the “Paste from Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports identify the problems in your writing. You can click on an underlined section to get the explanation or suggestion. Where applicable you can simply click on a suggestion, e.g. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.
The reports come with a brief explanation, as well as a link which takes you to extensive details about the report. ProWritingAid. To give an idea, I’ll provide examples and more information.
Writing Style Review This report was intended to help you improve your writing skills. For example, the report will find passive voice in your writing, which could make your writing difficult to understand. Writing that are active in voice are simpler to read. Writing Style Check also identifies repeated sentence starts and adverbs. The report offers suggestions to improve the readability of your text.
Overused words examined This report contains words that are so frequently used in everyday life that they’ve almost lost all meaning. ProWritingAid can tell the words you’ve used frequently.
Verify the length of sentence
Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more interesting to read. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs, so that you can determine quickly whether you require to work on improving. Additionally, it will highlight long sentences which could make the text more difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid Online Tool is Free. While it’s less user-friendly and doesn’t offer all the reports that are available, it could help you get a first impression. It is possible to use the desktop app and other add-ons with the premium membership. It costs $79 per year, or $399 for a lifetime licence. You can take your time to figure out if ProWritingAid is for you, because it comes with 14-day money back guarantee.
ProWritingAid isn’t intended to replace a human editor. It highlights certain aspects of a text, and performs a thorough job. You will still have edit your text by yourself, but ProWritingAid can improve this process and speed it up.