Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your text using various statistical indicators and its proprietary algorithms. These analysis are based on established rules for good writing that can actually be assessed, e.g. Adverbs should be used in a limited amount, be extra cautious when transitions are used, use fewer pronouns or glue words, and so on. If you’re committed to writing effectively, you will likely try to adhere to these guidelines subconsciously. ProWritingAid allows them to be easily seen.
The Realtime feature lets you quickly browse through documents. It will allow you to fix any grammar, spelling, or style errors.
After you have corrected these mistakes, you can go on to the individual reports and edit more in depth. These will allow you to examine your word choices and sentence structures as well as repeated words. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate to see the best outcomes in the shortest period of time, run the 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. Additionally, they include browser extensions that let you to quickly fix grammar issues on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. Additionally, you can modify your Word documents using their Word extensions that are that are available on Windows as well as Mac.
We’ll focus on their Desktop App this morning it’s ideal for use with the Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration required for you to use this tool. There are a variety of methods to work with Ulysses documents as well as 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 use the desktop app you’ll require an upgrade license.
The desktop application can read and writing eight file types, including Markdown. 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. This is fast and convenient but it has one disadvantage that you cannot save your images and sheet attachments like writing goals. After a few hours of playing around with the app I found the following method to be suitable for my workflow:
Start ProWritingAid. Create a Markdown file.
Go to Ulysses, choose a text section, and use the Copy as Markdown option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go one by one through the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.
Once you are done, select the edited text and copy it.
Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document back to it.
In every ProWritingAid report, the problems that you have identified in your report are underlined. When you hover your mouse over an underlined paragraph and you’ll receive an explanation and/or a recommendation. Click on a suggestion if it is applicable, e.g. Click the suggestion to view a simpler word or an equivalent.
The reports include a short explanation as well as a link to more detailed information about the report’s subject on the ProWritingAid website. There are a few examples that will provide you with an idea of the length and depth of my explanation.
Writing Style Audit This report will help improve your writing. For instance it will help you identify the passive voice you use in your writing, which can make it difficult to comprehend. Sentences that are active in voice are simpler to read. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.
Overused Words: This article explores the meaning behind words that are used so often in everyday life that they are almost meaningless. ProWritingAid may not be able to tell if you are using excessively.
Sentence Length Check
Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths will be more interesting to read. The report will show the length of your sentences as a bar chart, so you can quickly see the areas that require improvement. It will allow you to see the sentences that are especially long, and you will be able to determine the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid is accessible on the internet for no cost. This tool is not as user-friendly, and doesn’t provide the full range of reports available. But, it could be enough to make an impression. Premium memberships allow you to access the desktop application, add-ons and are available starting at $79 per annum and $399 for lifetime licensing. ProWritingAid lets you be patient, and it provides a 14-day money back assurance.
ProWritingAid can’t (and is not meant to) substitute for a human editor. It highlights specific elements of text and does an excellent job. ProWritingAid is not an alternative to editing your text. However, it can help speed up this process.