Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid will automatically analyze your text using various metrics and algorithms developed by ProWritingAid. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can be assessed. These rules can be measured for example, the use of adverbs sparingly. These rules will assist you in writing better if you care about the writing. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically visible.
Realtime lets you quickly go through documents.
Once these mistakes are fixed Once these errors are fixed, you can move on to separate reports for more detailed editing. They allow you to dig into your sentences, words that are repeated and much more. A Summary Report can be run to determine the areas you should concentrate your efforts to make improvements in the shortest time.
How to Utilize It
ProWritingAid can be downloaded in a variety of formats. You can utilize their Web Editor to modify documents in your browser. Their browser extensions let you fix grammar issues quickly on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook, and their Word add-ins for Windows and Mac allow you to modify your Word documents right from the word.
Today, we’ll focus on their Desktop App. This application is ideal for working with Ulysses documents.
You’ll need to register on ProWritingAid.com to be able to use the tool. There are a variety of options available for working with Ulysses documents. Ulysses authors can use the web-based Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. You will need a premium license to edit over 500 words at a time or use our desktop app.
The desktop application can read eight kinds of files (Markdown included). Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. You can then make use of ProWritingAid to edit it and then return it to your Ulysses library. It’s quick and simple however you can’t save sheets or images such as writing goals. After some testing with the application, I found the following workflow works well for me:
Navigate to your Ulysses page, select the text and select the Edit menu command “Copy Markdown“.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Now review each report one by one and edit within ProWritingAid.
After you’re done editing, copy and select the text.
Paste the text back onto your Ulysses sheet replacing the old version of the text passage, and then select the “Paste from Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
ProWritingAid reports show your text highlighted. Move your cursor to the underlined text, and you’ll see an explanation or suggestion. If you require an idea, click it. You can make use of a synonym or more simple term to make it work.
Each report comes with an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more details on the topic. To give an idea, I’ll provide some examples and further details.
Writing Style The purpose of this report is to help improve your writing style, based on various rules for good writing. This report can assist you in identifying the use of passive voice within your text. The sentences that are active voice are more engaging and easier to understand. Writing Style Check also suggests improvements to readability.
Overused Words: This report examines the meaning of words that are used so often in everyday life that they are almost meaningless. ProWritingAid can help you identify the words that are extensively used.
Verify the length of your sentences.
Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more interesting to read. This report displays your sentence lengths in bar graphs so that you can see quickly if you need to improve. It can identify long sentences that are difficult to read.
ProWritingAid is available on the internet for no cost. This tool is not as user-friendly and it doesn’t offer the full range of reports available. However, it may be enough to make a first impression. It is possible to purchase an upgrade membership that permits users to access the desktop application and many additional features for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid allows you to be patient and provides a 14-day money back assurance.
ProWritingAid can’t (and isn’t intended to) substitute for a human editor. This tool highlights specific measurable aspects of text and performs an outstanding job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by your self, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.