Stylewriter is a copy editing software created used by many large companies. There in no free version of the StyleWriter copy editing software allows but you can download a 14-day free-trial. Stylewriter is only compatible with Microsoft Windows so if you're a Mac user as many people are then you're out of luck. In comparison Pro Writing Aid is web-based (although you can download a Microsoft Word AddIn) and so can be used on any operating system. It also has a free version that allows unlimited text to be analyzed. Some users even use it to edit their entire book in one go. Stylewriter produces many of the same reports as Pro Writing Aid but Stylewriter lacks some of the key reports for people writing creatively, such as the overused words report and the repeated words and phrases.
Here we show a feature comparison table between Stylewriter and Pro Writing Aid:
|Pro Writing Aid||Stylewriter|
|Free version available|
|Maximum words limit||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Summary overview of results|
|Price of premium version||$33-$50/yr||$90-$190|
|Microsoft Word Addin|
|Overused Words Report|
|Sentence Variation Report|
|Cliches and Redundancies Report|
|Adverbs and Passive Voice|
|Sticky Sentences Report|
|Repeat Words Analysis|
|Vague and Abstract Words Report|
Stylewriter not as good for novelists
ProWritingAid adds a huge amount of functionality for editing you manuscript above and beyond Stylewriter. A lot of these features will be particularly useful for novelists: reports such as the dialog report and pacing report.
Stylewriter only works on Windows
ProWritingAid is a web-based application which means that you can use it on any operating system. We have users using it on Windows, Mac, iPad, Android Tablet, and Linux. There is also a plugin for WordPress, the world's most popular blogging software. In comparison Stylewriter is only available on Microsoft Windows.