Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with various statistics and its own algorithms. The analysis are based on the established guidelines for writing that can actually be assessed, e.g. To use adverbs sparingly and to use less transitions. If you’re serious about writing well and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to follow these rules subconsciously. ProWritingAid helps make the rules accessible.
Realtime lets you quickly work through documents.
After you have fixed these errors, you can go on to the individual reports and edit more in depth. These will allow you to look at your sentence and word choices, patterns as well as repeat words. To determine what areas to concentrate on in order to make the greatest improvement in the fastest time You can conduct a Summary Report.
How to Utilize it
ProWritingAid provides a range of 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 using their Word extensions that are available on Windows and Mac.
We’ll be focusing on their Desktop App this morning, which is ideal for use alongside your Ulysses documents.
You’ll need to register on ProWritingAid.com in order to access the software. There are several methods to use Ulysses documents as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses authors can utilize the online Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. If you want to edit over 500 words at a time or use the desktop app you’ll require a premium license.
The desktop application is able to read and write eight different types of files, Markdown among them. You can export Ulysses text into a Markdown File. Then, you can edit it using ProWritingAid and then import it back into your Ulysses library to further process. It’s fast and effective, but it doesn’t allow you to keep the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After playing around with the application, I discovered this method to be suitable for my workflow.
Open ProWritingAid, and create Markdown File. Markdown File.
Go to Ulysses and select a text paragraph and then select the Copy as Markdown command in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now review each report one by one and edit them within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done editing, simply copy and select the text.
Paste back to your Ulysses sheet, replacing the previous version of the text passage and using the “Paste from Markdown” option from the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports will highlight any flaws you may have in your text. Click on the underlined area to get the explanation or suggestion. Select a suggestion and you’ll be presented with the possibilities for solutions. It is possible to use a synonym or a more simple term to make it work.
The reports include a short explanation and a link to more detailed information about the report’s subject on the ProWritingAid website. To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ll discuss the report in detail and give some examples.
Writing Style Check This report helps you improve your writing style. This report, for instance will identify the passive voice that is present in your text. The sentences that are active voiced are easier to read. Writing Style Check also identifies repeated sentences starts and suggests ways to improve the readability of your text.
Overused Words This report examines the words that are so common in everyday life that they are almost meaningless. They are not something you should avoid, however ProWritingAid will identify when you have overused them.
Check the length of your sentences
Texts with sentences of different lengths are easier to read. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs to help you determine quickly whether you require to work on improving. It will identify lengthy sentences that make it difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. While it’s less user-friendly and does not offer all the reports that are available, it can be helpful for getting a first impression. Premium memberships allow you to access the desktop application as well as add-ons, and are priced beginning at $79 per year and $399 for lifetime license. ProWritingAid has a 14 day money-back guarantee, which means you can take your own time to decide if ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) substitute for an editor who is human. The tool can highlight certain measurable aspects in the text and performs an extensive job. It is still necessary edit your text by yourself, but ProWritingAid can improve this process and make it faster.