ProWritingAid With Scrivener

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid will automatically analyze your text using various statistics and proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing, which can be measured. to use adverbs sparingly and to make use of more transitions, less pronouns and glue words, and many other. These rules are more or less conscious when you are writing well. ProWritingAid helps you to make it easily evident.

Realtime is an excellent tool to speed up the process of working on a document.

After you’ve corrected the mistakes, you can start editing the individual reports. These allow you dig into sentences, words that are repeated and more. To determine the areas where you must focus for the greatest results in the shortest amount of time, you can run the Summary Report.

How to Utilize It

ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. You can use the Web Editor to modify 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 let you modify the content of your Word documents directly.

Today we’ll concentrate on their Desktop App. This app is ideal for working using Ulysses documents. registration required for you to use this tool. There are a variety of ways to utilize Ulysses documents, as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses authors can utilize the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. Premium licenses are needed to edit over 500 words at a time or to utilize the desktop application.

The desktop app 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 import it back to Ulysses to further process. It’s quick and simple, but you cannot keep sheets or images like writing goals. After some testing using the application, I found the following workflow works well for me:

Open ProWritingAid to create a Markdown file.

Go to your Ulysses page, choose a text passage and then select the Edit menu option “Copy Markdown“.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Now go one by one through the reports and then edit them in ProWritingAid.

Once you are done, select the edited text, and then copy it.

Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document and paste it back into it.

The Reports

In each ProWritingAid report, problems that you have identified in your report are underlined. If you move your cursor over an underlined passage and you’ll receive an explanation or suggestion. Click on a suggestion to see the possibilities for solutions. Click the suggestion to view a simpler word, or a synonym.

The reports include a brief explanation and a link to extensive information about the topic. Let me give you an example to help get an idea of what I mean.

Writing Style The purpose of this report is to assist you in improving your writing skillsbased on various rules for excellent writing. For instance, the report examines the use of passive voice within your text because sentences written that are written in active voice tend to be more interesting to read. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to readability.

Overused Words The report will highlight words so frequently used that they’ve lost their meaning and no longer have any relevance in everyday life. ProWritingAid is able to identify the words you’ve used frequently.

Verify the length of your sentences.

Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more enjoyable to read. The report shows the length of your sentences are on the form of a bar graph. This allows you to see where there is room for improvement. It can identify long sentences that make it difficult to comprehend.


ProWritingAid Online Tool is free. Although it is more difficult to use and doesn’t provide access to all reports, it can be useful for making a first impression. It is possible to purchase an upgrade membership that permits users to access the desktop application and many add-ons for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee which allows you to consider your options and determine if it is right for you.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) replace a human editor. The tool can highlight certain measurable aspects in the text and performs an extensive job. ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing your text. However, it can help speed up this process.