Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with various statistics and its own algorithms. These analyses are based upon a set of guidelines for writing that can be measured. to use adverbs sparingly, and to make use of less transitions. If you are serious about writing well, you will likely try to adhere to these guidelines in your head. ProWritingAid allows them to be easily seen.
Realtime allows you to quickly go through documents.
Once those errors are gone, you can move on to the individual reports for editing more deeply. They allow you to look at word choices, sentence structures and repeated words. The Summary Report can be used to pinpoint the areas you should concentrate your efforts to make improvements in the shortest time.
How to Use it
ProWritingAid offers a variety of 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. You can also edit your Word documents with their Word add-ins that are available on Windows as well as Mac.
Today we will focus on their Desktop App which is great to work alongside your Ulysses files.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required to access the software. There are a variety of ways to utilize Ulysses documents, and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers will have the option to use the online editor or the desktop application. You’ll need a premium license to edit more then 500 words at a time or download our desktop application.
The desktop application supports 8 file types including Markdown. So you can export a Ulysses text to a Markdown File, conduct the editing process using ProWritingAid and then import it back into your Ulysses‘ library for further processing. It’s quick and simple however you can’t save sheets or images like writing goals. After a few minutes of playing using the app, it was a great fit for me and my workflow.
Open ProWritingAid and create a new Markdown file.
Go to your Ulysses sheet, select the text you want to copy, then use the “Copy as Markdown” option in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Then go through all of the reports and edit in ProWritingAid.
Once you are done, select the edited text, and then copy it.
Copy the text on your Ulysses sheet, replacing it with the current version.
ProWritingAid reports display your text highlighted. The explanations and/or recommendations will appear when you drag your cursor across the underlined portion of your text. If you require a suggestion, click on it. Click on a suggestion, e.g.
Each report comes with an explanation of the report and a link to take you to more detailed information on the subject. Let me give you an example to help get an idea of what I mean.
Writing Style Check This report is meant to assist you in improving your writing skills, based on various rules for excellent writing. You can see that the report focuses on passive voice usage in your writing. But writing using active voice are more engaging. Writing Style Check examines sentence start points that are repeated and offers suggestions for improvements to reading comprehension.
Overused Words: This article examines the meaning of words that are utilized so often in everyday life, they almost become meaningless. ProWritingAid is able to identify if you’ve used them frequently.
You can check the length of your sentence
Texts that have sentences that differ in length can be more interesting to read. This report visualizes the length of your sentences as a bar graph to let you know in a glance whether there’s an opportunity to improve. Additionally, the report will identify especially long sentences, since they tend to make a text less understandable.
ProWritingAid Online Tool is free. It’s less enjoyable to use, and you don’t have access to all the available reports, but it may be a good first impression. It is possible to utilize the desktop application and other add-ons with a premium membership. It costs $79 per year or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid has a 14 day money-back guarantee, which means you can take your own time to decide whether ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.
ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) replace a human editor. It can help highlight measurable aspects in the text and performs an extensive job. While you will still need to edit your text, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and make it more efficient.