Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid will analyze your text using various statistics and proprietary algorithms. These analysis are based on the established rules for good writing that actually can be assessed, e.g. Make use of adverbs sparingly, fewer transitions, fewer pronouns, glue words etc. These rules are more or less conscious when you are writing well. ProWritingAid makes the rules easily visible.
Realtime is an excellent tool that can accelerate the process of working on a document.
Once these mistakes are fixed, you can proceed to separate reports for more thorough editing. These let you examine word choices, sentence structures and words that are repeated. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate to see the best results in the shortest amount of time, you can run a Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid has many different formats. Their Web Editor can be used to edit documents within your browser. It is also possible to make use of their browser extensions to fix any grammar issues on websites such as Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents for Windows and Mac.
Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to use alongside your Ulysses files.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required in order to use the software. There are a variety of ways Ulysses documents may be used and ProWritingAid is a great tool to use. Ulysses writers will have the option to use the online editor, or the desktop version. You’ll require a premium license to edit more 500 words at one time and use the desktop app.
The desktop program is able to read and write 8 types of files, with Markdown as one. Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text, and you can then import it to Ulysses to further process. It’s fast and effective however it doesn’t permit you to keep your images or attachments such writing goals. After playing around with the application, I discovered this method to work well for me.
Use ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.
Navigate to your Ulysses page, choose the text and select the Edit menu option “Copy Markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then, go one at a time through the reports, and then edit them in ProWritingAid.
Once you’re finished, click and copy the text you edited.
Paste the new text passage on your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the current version.
In each ProWritingAid report, the issues found in your text appear underlined. You can click on the underlined area to get an explanation or recommendation. Click on the suggestion, e.g. Click on a suggestion, e.g.
The reports include a short explanation along with the ProWritingAid’s extensive details. There are a few examples to provide you with an idea of the depth and breadth of my explanation.
Writing Style Review This report is intended to help you improve your writing skills. The report, for example will identify passive voice in your writing. Active voice sentences are more readable to read. Writing Style Check also highlights adverbs, repeated sentence starts and offers suggestions for readability enhancements.
Overused Words Check This report will identify words that are so commonly used that they have lost meaning and no longer have any relevance in everyday life. ProWritingAid might not be able detect the frequency with which you use excessively.
Check your sentences
Texts that have sentences that differ in length can be more interesting to read. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs, so that you can see quickly if you need to work on improving. In addition, it highlights lengthy sentences that can make a text more difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid’s online tools are free. It’s less enjoyable to use, and you won’t have access to all available reports, however it can serve for a first impression. A premium membership will allow you to access the desktop application as well as various other add-ons. It costs $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid offers a 14-day guarantee that you’ll be completely satisfied with your decision.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t meant to) substitute for a human editor. It can help highlight measurable aspects in a text and does an impressive job. While you will still need to make changes to the text you write, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and improve it.