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Choose Your Own Editing Adventure: The Combo Report

The ProWritingAid Team
ProWritingAid: A grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package.
Published Mar 04, 2019

ProWritingAid Combo Report

No other editing tool lets you choose your own editing adventure like ProWritingAid does. Especially for writers with a keen understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, the Combo Report lets you choose what to focus your energy and attention on when editing.

  1. What is the Combo Report?
  2. When to use the Combo Report?
  3. How to use the Combo Report?
  4. Final thoughts

What is the Combo Report?

The Combo Report lets you combine reports so you click one button to see all results instead of running several reports consecutively. It not only saves you time when editing, but it helps you focus on those areas you know need improvement.

Each report in ProWritingAid’s library is available for your Combo Report. Say, for example, you have a habit of using complex words when simple ones will do, and you write overly long sentences to get your point across. You can create a Combo Report that checks both instantly instead of running separate reports. It combines your results in a single report that streamlines the editing process.

When to use the Combo Report?

If you’ve been at this writing thing for a while, you know your weaknesses. The Combo Report lets you focus on areas you know you need help with so you don’t waste your time running inconsequential reports. It lets you streamline your editing process to focus specifically on areas needing improvement instead of a more general look at everything the 20+ reports in ProWritingAid cover.

For most writers, narrowing down the editing process means you edit less and spend more time writing. And prolific writing is our goal, right? The Combo Report can help you find more time to be the next James Patterson or Stephen King.

How to use the Combo Report?

Before you use the Combo Report, you must select what you want it to focus on. Open the online editor in a browser window and click on the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner. You’ll see "Home," "Documents," "Billing," and "Settings." Choose the "Settings" option. You’ll see "Combo Reports" at the top.

Click on the reports you most want to see. For example, you could choose the Grammar Check, Repeats Check, and Consistency Check because you know you need help in these areas. One thing to note: The more reports you select, the harder it will be to understand the Combo Report generated. Keep it to the most essential areas.

Many writers change their Combo Report depending on the writing they’re editing. For example, fiction writers may want to concentrate on an editing session specifically on dialogue tags and vague/abstract words to help tighten their manuscript. On the other hand, a business writer may focus their editing to complex words, paragraph length, and consistency. You can easily change your Combo Report to reflect the specifics you need to check.

Final thoughts

If you’re tired of running one report at a time and you know your weaknesses, consider using the Combo Report for a more effective self-edit. The Combo Report may just save you valuable editing time that is better spent writing the next Great American Novel.

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The ProWritingAid Team
ProWritingAid: A grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package.

The most successful people in the world have coaches. Whatever your level of writing, ProWritingAid will help you achieve new heights. Exceptional writing depends on much more than just correct grammar. You need an editing tool that also highlights style issues and compares your writing to the best writers in your genre. ProWritingAid helps you find the best way to express your ideas.

It doesn't appear that you have changed the app much! You still have to cut and paste. If I am wrong, please let me know. I like the sticky word report and the overly used words, but the pasting in 2500 words at a time is a sticking point with me.
By hotshower on 18 September 2019, 06:07 PM
Finding it difficult to get past the cut and paste stage. It takes so much time.
By barbarajago on 21 September 2019, 09:25 AM

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