Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with a variety of statistics and its own algorithms. These analyses are built on the established rules of good writing which can be evaluated. These rules are measurable for example, the use of adverbs sparingly. If you’re serious about writing well, you will likely try to follow these rules in your head. ProWritingAid helps make the rules accessible.
The Realtime feature allows you to 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 move on to the individual report for more in-depth adjustments. These reports allow you to look at the word choices, sentence structure repetition of words, as well as other aspects. You can run the Summary Report to identify the areas in need of improvement the most quickly.
How to Use It
ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. You can make use of the Web Editor to modify your documents. The browser extensions let you make quick grammar fixes on sites like Twitter, WordPress and Gmail. The Word add-ins are available for Windows or Mac which allow you to directly to modify the content of your Word documents.
Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files.
You’ll have to sign up on ProWritingAid.com in order to use the tool. There are many ways to use Ulysses documents and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers be able to utilize the online editor or the desktop application. You will require a premium licence to edit more then 500 words at once or download our desktop application.
The desktop application is capable of reading and writing 8 file types, including Markdown. Markdown File can be used to export Ulysses text. ProWritingAid will then edit the text, and you can import it back to Ulysses for further processing. It’s quick and easy however you’re not given the option of saving the images or attachments (e.g. writing goals). After a few minutes of playing with the app, this was a great fit for my workflow.
Navigate to your Ulysses page, select the text and select the Edit menu option “Copy as markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now go through each one of the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done, you can select the edited text, and then copy it.
Paste the text of the original passage to the Ulysses sheet.
ProWritingAid reports display your text highlighted. Move your cursor to the underlined text, and you’ll see an explanation or suggestion. Where applicable you can simply click on an idea, e.g. an easier word or synonym or a synonym, and use it.
The reports come with a brief explanation, and the ProWritingAid’s extensive information. I’ll explain the report in more detail with some examples to provide you with an idea.
Writing Style Review This report was intended to help you improve your writing style. For instance it will help you find the passive voice you use in your writing, which can make it difficult to understand. Sentences that are active in voice are simpler to read. Writing Style Check also suggests improvements to readability.
Words that are frequently used checked This report lists words so frequently used in everyday living that they have virtually lost their significance. These aren’t words you can avoid, but ProWritingAid will tell you if you have overused them.
Check your sentences.
Texts with sentences that vary in length are more engaging to read. The report will show you how long your sentences are on a bar graph. This allows you to identify areas to improve. The report can also help you identify long sentences that can cause text to be difficult to comprehend.
ProWritingAid Online Tool is free. It’s not as user-friendly, and doesn’t provide all available reports. However, it may be enough to make an impression. Premium memberships can be purchased at a price of $79 per calendar year and $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid is backed by the 14-day guarantee of money back which allows you to take your time and decide if it is right for you.
ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace the human editor. This tool highlights specific measurable elements of text and performs an excellent job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by yourself, ProWritingAid will make this easier and faster.