Like most writers, my initial drafts contain quality issues, but I love how ProWritingAid reports inspire continuous improvement — the feedback I need to encourage more writing.
ProWritingAid Reports Identify Improvement Opportunities
You know the voice, the one inside your head, worrying if your draft is good enough? The second-guessing and countless rewrites exacerbate the problem. Readers notice errors, but they also sense when an author waters down a message with rewrites.
ProWritingAid reports inspire grammar and style improvements, showing how your updates are improving quality while building your confidence by eliminating embarrassing errors.
How to Improve Your Writing with ProWritingAid Reports
You can use ProWritingAid reports to edit as you write or after the initial draft. For example:
I type fast, which means I misspell words, select the wrong tense, drop prepositions, leave off punctuation, and make many more errors. Last week, ProWritingAid identified, and I accepted 27 grammar improvement suggestions.
If you want to know the why behind the grammar suggestions, the reports link to detailed guides. For instance:
Are you missing a punctuation mark at the end?
Should I use a comma after a time phrase such as “in the meantime”?
When should I use a comma in a sentence?
What words should I hyphenate?
How should I use commas with “not only… but also”?
My initial drafts focus on message, not writing style. Last week, ProWritingAid identified, and I accepted 11 style improvement suggestions. Here are links to some guides:
“participate” vs “take part”
When can I exclude “that” from a sentence?
What is passive voice, and how can I change it to active?
I have the desktop app, which allows me to type or paste text and see immediately the opportunities to improve. For long-form writing, the desktop app reads and updates my Scrivener files, eliminating the need to copy and paste.
ProWritingAid supplies browser extensions (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) to check grammar and style as I update WordPress and post comments. Also, I can access the online version from any of my devices.
Having used the app for nearly three years, I can say with certainty:
ProWritingAid reports improved my writing quality while building confidence with the elimination of embarrassing errors.
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