Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with a variety of statistics and its own algorithm. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can be measured. to avoid using adverbs in excess, use more transitions, use less glue words and pronouns, and many more. If you’re serious about writing well, you will likely try to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically visible.
The Realtime feature allows you to quickly browse through documents. It will allow you to fix any grammar, spelling or style mistakes.
After you’ve eliminated these errors Once you have eliminated these mistakes, you’ll be able to go to your individual report to make more in-depth adjustments. They allow you to look at word choices, sentence structures and words that are repeated. A Summary Report can be used to pinpoint the areas you should concentrate your efforts to make improvements in the shortest time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available in a host of formats. Their Web Editor can be used to edit documents in your browser. You can also use their extensions for your browser to correct any grammar issues on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow you to directly edit Word documents on Windows as well as Mac.
Today we will focus on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files.
ProWritingAid.com Registration is necessary to access the tool. There are a variety of ways to work with Ulysses documents as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers be able to utilize the web editor, or the desktop version. To edit more than 500 words at once or use the desktop app you’ll require an upgrade license.
The desktop application is able to read and write eight file types, Markdown being one of them. Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text, and you can then import it to Ulysses for further processing. This is quick and simple, but you don’t have the option to save your images and attachments (e.g. writing goals). After playing around with the application, I discovered the following process to work well for me.
Go to your Ulysses page, choose a text passage and then use the Edit menu command “Copy as markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then review each report one by one and edit within ProWritingAid.
When you’re done, select and copy the edited text.
Paste the new text passage back onto your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the latest version.
ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you may be facing. The explanations and/or suggestions be displayed when you move your cursor across the underlined portion of your text. If you’re in need, simply click on an idea, e.g. To make use of it, click on a suggestion (e.g.
The reports provide an explanation of the subject and a link to detailed information on the subject. There are a few examples that will give you an idea of the depth and breadth of my explanation.
Writing Style Audit This report will help improve your writing. You can see that the report focuses on passive voice usage in your writing. However writing using active voice tend to be more engaging. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and makes recommendations for enhancements to readability.
Overused Words This report examines the words that are so common in everyday life that they are nearly meaningless. They are not something you can avoid, but ProWritingAid will identify when you have overused them.
Sentence Length Verify
Texts with sentences of varied lengths are more enjoyable to read. This report will show the length of your sentences using a bargraph, so you will be able to see where there are opportunities for improvement. You will be able to see which sentences are particularly long, so you can determine them.
ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. This tool is not as user-friendly and it doesn’t offer all available reports. However, it may suffice to create an impression. It is possible to use the desktop app and other add-ons with a premium membership. It costs $79 per year or $399 for a lifetime licence. You can explore the options to determine if ProWritingAid is for you, because it comes with 14 days of money-back assurance.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) substitute for a human editor. It focuses on specific measurable aspects of a text and does a thorough job. While you will still need to make changes to your text, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and make it more efficient.