Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your text according to various statistics and its proprietary algorithms. These analyses are built on proven guidelines for writing which can be evaluated. to avoid using adverbs in excess and to make use of more transitions, fewer pronouns and glue words, and many other. These rules will be more or less apparent when you are writing effectively. ProWritingAid makes it systematically visible.
The Realtime feature lets you quickly go through a document. It will allow you to correct any spelling, grammar, or style errors.
Once these mistakes are fixed Once these errors are fixed, you can move on to separate reports for detailed editing. These allow you to dig into your word choices, sentences, words that are repeated and much more. To identify the areas in which you must focus to see the best results in the shortest amount of time, run a Summary Report.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid is available for download in many formats. Their Web Editor allows you to edit documents from your browser. They also include browser extensions that let users to fix their grammar issues on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. You can also modify your Word documents with their Word extensions that are available for Windows as well as Mac.
Today we’ll concentrate on their Desktop App. This application is perfect to work using Ulysses documents.
To use ProWritingAid.com, you will need to sign up. 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 application. Premium licenses are needed to edit over 500 words simultaneously or to use the desktop software.
The desktop application can read eight file types (Markdown is 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 to further process. It’s fast and easy however you can’t save sheets or images like writing goals. After some playing with the app I found the following method to be to be suitable for my workflow
Start ProWritingAid. Create Markdown files. Markdown file.
Go to the Ulysses file, select the text you want to copy and then select the “Copy Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go one by one through the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.
Copy and select the edited text after you’re finished.
Paste the text from the previous version to your Ulysses page, using the “Paste from Markdown“ option in the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports highlight any problems that you might be facing. When you hover your mouse over an underlined paragraph and you’ll receive an explanation and/or a recommendation. If you’re in need, simply click on an idea, e.g. You can use a synonym or a more simple term to make it work.
Each report comes with an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more information on the subject. To give an idea of what I’ll include examples and more information.
Writing Style The purpose of this report is to assist you in improving your writing skills, which is based on a variety of rules that are essential to good writing. For example it will help you find the passive voice you use in your writing that can make it difficult to comprehend. Writing in active voice are easier to read. Writing Style Check will also identify repetitions in sentences and offers ways to improve the readability of your text.
Overused Words Check This report identifies words that are so frequently used in everyday life that they’ve become boring and almost meaningless, e.g there and have . ProWritingAid may not be able to detect the frequency with which you use excessively.
Sentence Length Check
Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are more readable. This report shows the length of your sentences using the form of a bargraph. This way, you can easily see where there are opportunities to improve. The report will also find long sentences that could cause text to be difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid’s online tools are free. Although it is more difficult to use and doesn’t offer access to all reports, it can be useful for creating an initial impression. Premium memberships can be purchased for as low as $79 per calendar year and $399 per life license. You can explore the options to determine if ProWritingAid is for you, because it comes with 14 days of money-back guarantee.
ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace a human editor. It focuses on specific elements of text and does an outstanding job. ProWritingAid can’t replace manual editing process of your text. But it can make the process more effective and efficient.