Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid provides an automated analysis of your text using various statistics as well as its own algorithm. These analyses are based a set of rules for writing that can be assessed. Make use of adverbs sparingly, fewer transitions, fewer pronouns, glue words, etc. These rules can help you write better writing when you are interested in it. ProWritingAid makes them easily visible.
Realtime lets you quickly go through documents.
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. These let you examine the word choices, sentence structure and repeated words. A Summary Report can be run to determine where to focus your efforts to improve within the shortest amount of time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. It is possible to use their Web Editor for editing documents in your browser. Also, the browser extensions allow quick grammar fixes for sites such as Twitter as well as Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows allow you to modify Word documents right from the start.
Today we’ll concentrate on their Desktop App. This application is ideal for working with Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com Registration is necessary for access to the software. There are several ways to work with Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers have two choices: the web-based Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop app. To edit more than 500 words at once or to use the desktop application, you’ll need an upgrade license.
The desktop application can read and write 8 different file types, Markdown among them. 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 easy, with the only drawback that you can’t keep your images and sheet attachments such as writing goals. After a few minutes of playing with the app, this worked well for me and my workflow.
Open ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.
Start your Ulysses sheet and select the text section. Next, use the Edit menu’s “Copy as Markdown” command.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then review each report one by one and edit them within ProWritingAid.
Once you’ve finished editing, copy and paste the text.
Paste the text of the original text onto the Ulysses sheet.
ProWritingAid reports will reveal any flaws you may are having with your writing. Move your cursor to an underlined text and you’ll be able to read an explanation and/or recommendation. Select a suggestion to see the possibilities for solutions. You can simply click on a suggestion, e.g.
The reports include a short explanation, and a link to ProWritingAid’s comprehensive information. I’ll go into more detail with some examples to give you an idea.
Writing Style Check This report helps to improve your writing skills. The report highlights passive voice usage in your writing. But, sentences written using active voice are more engaging. Writing Style Check will also identify repeated sentences starts and suggests ways to increase readability.
Overused Words: This article examines the meaning of words that are used frequently in daily life, they almost become meaningless. These aren’t words you can avoid, but ProWritingAid will tell you if you have overused them.
Verify your sentences
Texts with sentences of varied lengths are more interesting to read. This report displays your sentence lengths in bar graphs so that you can determine quickly whether you require to work on improving. In addition, it highlights long sentences which could make the text difficult to understand.
ProWritingAid offers an online tool that’s completely free. While it’s more difficult to use and does not provide access to all reports, it can be helpful in making a first impression. You can use the desktop app and other add-ons with a premium membership. It costs $79 per year or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money back guarantee, so you can take your own time to decide if ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t meant to) replace a human editor. It focuses on specific measurable aspects of a text and performs an excellent job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing of your texts. But it can make the process more effective and efficient.