Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid performs an automatic analysis of your written text by using various statistical methods and its own algorithm. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can actually be measured. to use adverbs sparingly, use more transitions, use less pronouns and glue words and many other. If you’re committed to writing effectively, you will likely try to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid helps you to make it easily evident.
If you want to work through your document in a hurry, the Realtime feature can help you edit away all spelling, grammar and style issues:
Once these mistakes are fixed, you can proceed to separate reports for more detailed editing. They allow you to look into word choices, sentence patterns, repeated words and more. The Summary Report is a report that can be used to pinpoint the areas you should concentrate your efforts to make improvements in the shortest time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents within your browser. You can also make use of their extensions for your browser to correct grammar problems on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow you to directly edit Word documents for Windows and Mac.
We’ll be focusing on their Desktop App today, which is great for using alongside your Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration will be necessary to access the software. There are several methods to use Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers will be able to utilize the online editor or the desktop application. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words at a time or to use the desktop software.
The desktop app supports 8 file types including Markdown. It is possible to export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it with ProWritingAid and then add it to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s fast and simple. But, you aren’t able to save images or other sheet attachments, such as writing goals. After some testing with the app, I discovered that the following workflow is effective for me:
Start ProWritingAid and then create a new Markdown file.
Go to Ulysses, select a text paragraph, and use the Copy as Markdown option from the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go through each report, and edit in ProWritingAid.
Once you are done, select the edited text and copy it.
Paste the new text passage on your Ulysses sheet, and replace it with the current version.
ProWritingAid reports will highlight any issues you are having with your writing. The explanations and/or suggestions will appear when you drag your cursor across an underlined passage. Select a suggestion to see a list of possibilities for solutions. To use it, you can click on an idea (e.g.
The reports include a short explanation and a link to more detailed details about the report’s topic on the ProWritingAid website. To give an idea of what I’ll include examples and more information.
Writing Style Check This report is meant to assist you in improving your writing style, based on a variety of rules that are essential to good writing. For instance it examines the usage of passive voice in your writing because sentences written that are written in active voice are more engaging to read. Writing Style Check also points out repeated sentence starts and Adverbs. It makes suggestions for improving the readability of your text.
Overused Words The report will highlight words that are so commonly used that they’ve lost their significance and no longer have any relevance in everyday life. ProWritingAid can help you identify the words that are extensively used.
Verify the length of sentence
Texts that have sentences with different lengths can make texts 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 to improve. You will be able to identify the sentences that are especially long, and you will be able to determine the ones that are particularly long.
ProWritingAid provides an online tool that’s free. This tool is not as user-friendly and doesn’t provide all available reports. But, it could be enough to make an impression. It is possible to use the desktop app and other add-ons with a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid offers a 14-day assurance that you will be satisfied with your decision.
ProWritingAid does not replace editing by a human. It focuses on the most important elements of your document and performs an extensive job. While you’ll need edit the text by your self, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.