Automatic Text Analysis
ProWritingAid analyses your text with various statistics and its own algorithm. The analysis are based on the established rules for good writing that can actually be measured, e.g. These rules are measurable, such as the usage of adverbs in a moderate manner. If you’re interested in good writing, you’ll probably try to stick to these guidelines more or less subconsciously. ProWritingAid helps make the rules visible.
The Realtime feature allows you to quickly go through a document. It will allow you to fix any spelling, grammar, or style errors.
After the errors are taken care of and out of the way Once you have eliminated them, you can go to the individual reports for editing more deeply. They allow you to dig into your word choices, sentences, words that are repeated and much more. To determine what areas to focus on to achieve the greatest improvements in the shortest amount of time You can conduct the Summary Report.
How to Use It
ProWritingAid provides a range of formats. You can utilize their Web Editor to modify documents within your browser, their browser extensions let you fix grammar issues quickly on sites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook, and their Word extensions for Windows and Mac allow you to edit the content of your Word documents directly.
We’ll be focusing on their Desktop App today, which is great for using alongside the Ulysses documents.
ProWritingAid.com registration is required to access the software. There are a variety of ways to work with Ulysses files and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers have two options: the online Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop application. You’ll need a premium licence to edit more 500 words at one time and use the desktop app.
The desktop app can read 8 file types (Markdown included). Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. Then, you can use ProWritingAid for editing and return it to your Ulysses library. This is fast and easy. But, you aren’t able to save images and other sheet attachments, such as writing goals. After testing the app, the following was my preferred workflow:
Go to Ulysses and choose a text section, and use the Copy as Markdown command in the Edit menu.
Paste into ProWritingAid.
Review each report, one at a and then edit it in ProWritingAid.
Copy and select the edited text after you’re done.
Copy the text from the original text onto the Ulysses sheet.
ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you might be facing. If you move your cursor over an underlined passage and you’ll receive an explanation and/or recommendation. If you need a suggestion, click on it. To make use of it, click on a suggestion (e.g.
The reports include a short explanation along with a link to ProWritingAid’s comprehensive details. For you to get an idea, I will discuss the report in detail and give several examples.
Writing Style Check This report is meant to help improve your writing style, which is based on a variety of rules that are essential to excellent writing. The report focuses on passive voice usage in your writing. But, sentences written using active voice are more interesting. Writing Style Check highlights repeated sentence starts and makes recommendations for enhancements to reading comprehension.
Overused Words The report will highlight words so frequently used that they have lost significance and are no longer relevant in everyday life. ProWritingAid is able to identify the words you’ve used too often.
Verify the length of your sentences
Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more engaging to read. The report will show your sentence lengths as a bar chart, to help you quickly determine if there are areas for improvement. Additionally, the report will identify especially long sentences, since they tend to make a text less understandable.
The ProWritingAid online tool is free of charge. It’s not as user-friendly and you won’t be able to view all reports. However, it could give a great impression on your first time using it. It is possible to use the desktop app as well as other add-ons when you have a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year or $399 for a lifetime licence. You can explore the options to determine whether ProWritingAid is right for you since it comes with a 14 days of money-back assurance.
ProWritingAid is not a substitute for a human edit. It highlights specific aspects of a text, and performs an excellent job. ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing the text. However, it can aid in speeding up the process.