New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

Want to edit the words in your ProWritingAid dictionary? Now you can! We'll show you how it works, where you can do it, and why it's a feature everyone's excited about.

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How to use... The Thesaurus Check

How to use... The Thesaurus Check

Often, changing just one word in a sentence allows a writer to present a more nuanced or specific idea. The contextual thesaurus allows you to explore a wider vocabulary. Unlike most thesaurus suggestions, our report takes into account the context of the word in the sentence and offers replacement words that fit within that context. The Thesaurus Report helps you expand your vocabulary and enrich your writing.

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How to Use the Consistency Check

How to Use the Consistency Check

The Consistency Check checks your writing for consistency in four key areas: 1) Spelling, 2) Hyphenation, 3) Capitalisation, and 4) Punctuation.

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How to Use the Transition Report

How to Use the Transition Report

Imagine a road with no street signs. How would you follow the right route if you didn’t have a sign showing you which way to go? Transition words are the road signs in writing. And great transitions help your reader follow your train of thought without becoming bogged down trying to discern your meaning. Words and phrases like “similarly”, “nevertheless”, “in order to”, “likewise,” or “as a result” show the relationships between your ideas and can help illustrate agreement, contrast or show cause and effect:

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How to use... The Clichés and Redundancies Check

How to use... The Clichés and Redundancies Check

In this article, we explain how to use ProWritingAid's Clichés and Redundancies report.

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How to use...  The Dialogue Tags Check

How to use... The Dialogue Tags Check

Dialogue tags are the words that refer dialogue to a specific character. The two most common examples are “said” and “asked”. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie. They are essential in writing, particularly in scenes that include several characters, because they help the reader follow the conversation. Novice writers, however, have an annoying tendency to use more flowery dialogue tags and pepper them with adverbs. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie angrily. - “I’m not going!” shouted Charlie. - “I’m not going!” roared Charlie furiously.

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How to use... The Overused Words Check

How to use... The Overused Words Check

There are some words and sentence constructions that are fine to use occasionally, but become problematic when they are overused. They fall into four main categories: ###1) Too Wishy-Washy Words like “could”, “might” and “maybe” are indefinite in their meaning. “I could bring a salad to dinner” feels hesitant and unsure, whereas “I will bring a salad to dinner” feels resolute. If your writing is peppered with these non-specific words, it will feel unconvincing. Try to limit your use of these undefined words to times when they are really necessary and replace them with definite words when you are able.

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Surprising Reading Habits of Millennials

Surprising Reading Habits of Millennials

When you see a millennial on his or her phone, what do you think they're doing? Flipping through Instagram? Liking a friend's Facebook post? Tweeting? Chances are, they're probably reading!

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ProWritingAid: A Cure for Overwriting

ProWritingAid: A Cure for Overwriting

How can ProWritingAid stop you from overwriting? We'll show you!

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The Best Way to Edit on Twitter

The Best Way to Edit on Twitter

Need an online editor for your Twitter account? ProWritingAid can help!

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How ProWritingAid Can Help You Get More Upwork Jobs

How ProWritingAid Can Help You Get More Upwork Jobs

Want to find more Upwork work? Here's why ProWritingAid can help.

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Edit on Reddit with ProWritingAid!

Edit on Reddit with ProWritingAid!

Need an online editor for your Reddit posts? Use ProWritingAid!

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The Best Way to Ensure Error-Free LinkedIn Posts

The Best Way to Ensure Error-Free LinkedIn Posts

Are you a LinkedIn power user? Here's how ProWritingAid can improve your profile.

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Editing on Facebook with ProWritingAid

Editing on Facebook with ProWritingAid

Are you a Facebook junkie? Here's why ProWritingAid will make you love it even more.

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Choose Your Own Editing Adventure: The Combo Report

Choose Your Own Editing Adventure: The Combo Report

The ProWritingAid Combo Report lets you choose what to focus your energy and attention on when editing your work. Learn more about how to use it here.

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