Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid automatically analyzes your text based on different statistics and its own algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can actually be assessed. These rules can be measured, such as the usage of adverbs in a moderate manner. If you are committed to writing effectively and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid helps to make them easily visible.
The Realtime feature lets you quickly browse through documents. It will allow you to fix any grammar, spelling, or style errors.
After you have eliminated these mistakes, you will be able to go to the individual report to make more in-depth adjustments. These will allow you to examine your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. To find out what areas to focus on to achieve the most improvements in the shortest amount of time, you can run a Summary Report.
How to Use It
ProWritingAid provides a range of formats. You can utilize their Web Editor to edit documents within your browser, their browser extensions allow you to fix grammar issues quickly on sites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook, and their Word extensions for Windows and Mac allow you to edit your Word documents right from the word.
Today we will focus on their Desktop App which is great to use with your Ulysses files.
ProWritingAid.com registration will be required in order to use the tool. There are a variety of ways to use Ulysses files and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers be able to utilize the web editor, or the desktop version. You’ll require a premium license to edit more 500 words simultaneously and use the desktop app.
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 then you can import it back to Ulysses to further process. It’s fast and easy however you can’t save images or sheet attachments such as writing goals. After testing the application, I discovered this method to work well for me.
Start ProWritingAid and create a new Markdown file.
Go to Ulysses and choose a text section and then select the Copy as Markdown option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now, go through each report individually and edit them within ProWritingAid.
Select and copy the edited text once you’re done.
Copy the text of the previous version onto your Ulysses page by selecting the “Paste from Markdown“ option in the Edit menu.
In each ProWritingAid report, problems found in your text appear underlined. If you move your cursor over a text that is underlined and you’ll receive an explanation or suggestion. Select a suggestion and you’ll be presented with the possible solutions. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.
The reports come with an explanation of the report and a link which will take you to a wealth of information about the subject of the report. ProWritingAid. For you to get an idea, I will discuss the report in detail and give several examples.
Writing Style Review This report is designed to improve your writing skills. For instance, the report examines the usage of passive voice in your writing because sentences written in active voice are more engaging to read. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and offers suggestions for improvements to readability.
Overused words examined This report lists words so frequently used in everyday life that they’ve virtually lost all meaning. ProWritingAid may not be able to detect the frequency with which you use excessively.
Verify the length of sentences.
Texts with sentences that vary in length can be more engaging to read. This report will visualize the length of your sentences in a bar chart so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. It will identify lengthy sentences that are difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid offers an online tool that is completely free. It’s not as user-friendly and it doesn’t offer the full range of reports available. But, it could be enough to make an impression. A premium membership will allow you to use the desktop app as well as various other add-ons. It is available from $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime subscription. ProWritingAid lets you be patient and provides a 14-day money back assurance.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) substitute for an editor who is human. It can help highlight specific aspects of the text and performs an impressive job. While you will still need to edit your text, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and make it more efficient.