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Consequently, many authors are always on the lookout for tools that will make editing easier. ProWritingAid is an attempt to provide advanced editorial services through software — a style-checker rather than a spellchecker. Able to be used on its own or in conjunction with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Scrivener or Google Chrome, it provides the sort of information that is usually the purview of editors and beta readers.
The advice given on sentence structure and word choice is far easier to provide for a whole document, and much easier to implement after — rather than during — the writing process. We would recommend using ProWritingAid once you have finished your first draft either of part or whole of the document.
It is not a tool you use as you are writing, but one you use after you have written something to improve it… Many professional authors use ProWritingAid before they send their work to their editor.
It helps reduce the time and cost needed to edit a book by highlighting a lot of the quick wins allowing your editor to concentrate on more important stylistic and plot issues. While ProWritingAid will never replace a professional editor, it will help improve the quality of the end product.
This means that it can catch certain issues reoccurring sentence beginnings, overused phrases, repeated words quickly, simply and without bias. ProWritingAid helps you spot the things that are difficult for a human to spot.
It can run a statistical analysis on your whole document and quickly identify areas for improvements, something that would take a human copy editor much longer to do. The style section encompasses the use of passive verbs, adverbs and other elements of readability that are otherwise near impossible to spot in your own writing.
This is useful for making informed decisions. For example, the software might flag a particular sentence as being sticky. The sticky sentence search is also a good example of how accommodating ProWritingAid is to users — the program itself offers a brief description of the issue and provides a link to the ProWritingAid site, where a lengthier explanation clues up curious authors.
Personal preference and ease of use are vital when choosing editing software. Click To Tweet This latter feature will be a boon for authors who want to ensure that certain things are consistent across their writing, or with the requests of a publisher.
I wrote about how useful style guides can be recentlyand here ProWritingAid takes off a lot of the burden of using one. You still have to tell it what to watch out for, but after that, it will remember and apply your decisions whenever you want.
The first draft ProWritingAid offered up instant improvements for the first-draft prose, catching multiple instances of repetition that would have otherwise needed a sharp eye and unrelenting attention.
One of the things that most impressed me was its approach to tricky areas — the software informs you where it has found adverbs, and explains why you might want to cut down, but this is presented more as helpful information than a problem to fix.
The use of red crosses and blue information symbols allows for a differentiation between what the software suggests you change and what it points out could be changed.
The provision of checks also helps to make the software feel consistent across different pieces. ProWritingAid never sends this message but does manage to give you an idea of the relative work involved in improving an individual piece.
There were still many issues flagged, but far fewer, and often in terms of possible, rather than required, editing.
My concerns about the propensity to sand off individuality were less mollified. It also flagged adverbs with no real sense of how they were used, offering no differentiation between that which was unnecessary and that which added to the nature of the story — a big ask, but not impossible with modern technology.
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