Stylewriter not as versatile as Pro Writing Aid

Dec 27, 2012, 4 Comments

Stylewriter is not as good as ProWritingAidStylewriter 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
WordPress plugin
Microsoft Word Addin
Grammar Checker
Overused Words Report
Sentence Variation Report
Cliches and Redundancies Report
Word Cloud
Adverbs and Passive Voice
Sticky Sentences Report
Repeat Words Analysis
Diction Report
Vague and Abstract Words Report
Consistency Report
Alliteration Analysis
Sentiment Analysis
Dialog Report
Pacing Report
Readability analysis

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.

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  • hulonpalmer says
    prowriter free
    Posted On Mar 09, 2013 | 09:13
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  • Baer Charlton says
    Obviously no editing or editor— or second read through was used in the writing of this review.
    Posted On Mar 11, 2014 | 02:14
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  • thomassa13361 says
    You claim that you are accessible to mac users, but ONLY on your web based platform, which destroys formatting. I was very disappointed. I was ready to purchase until I realized your word plug-in only works for Windows.
    Posted On Jan 16, 2017 | 07:22
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  • graemeaustin says
    Love to know which ipad PWA is being used successfully on: with my iPad mini second gen with latest iOS, PWA doesn't scroll past the first section of text and they've acknowledged it as a bug.
    Posted On Jan 19, 2017 | 11:29
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