How to Avoid Dumbed-Down Writing and Still Communicate Clearly

How to Avoid Dumbed-Down Writing and Still Communicate Clearly

How to implement clarity to express big ideas to engage your reader. Help them understand your meaning through readability, the right verbs, and sentence structure.

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Why You Should Read Your Manuscript Out Loud

Why You Should Read Your Manuscript Out Loud

There's no such thing as a perfect manuscript, but you'll get as close as possible if you read your book out loud before you publish. Here's why.

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Grammar Rules to Impress Your Editor

Grammar Rules to Impress Your Editor

You don't want to send an overworked and underpaid editor a manuscript with glaring grammar and punctuation errors. Especially if the editor decides whether your piece runs or not. Send in a poorly edited piece, and you will end up in the slush pile. No editor has time for drastic rewrites.

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Using the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

Using the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

Our new Sentence Structure report analyzes how you start each sentence in your text and compares your usage of different sentence structures to published texts in your genre. Here's how to use it.

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How to Improve Your Business Writing

How to Improve Your Business Writing

Business writing is notorious for bloated, business-speak nonsense. Strong business writing can propel both careers and businesses. It’s the channel that transmits nearly all business work and insight and interaction. It flows up, down, laterally, internally, and externally to customers. It’s the foundation of business - so why isn't it better?

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How to use ProWritingAid's Sentence Length Report

How to use ProWritingAid's Sentence Length Report

Varied sentence length is an important feature of good writing. To maintain your readers’ interest, use a variety of sentence lengths: some short and punchy, others long and flowing. The late Gary Provost illustrated it best. Click through to see how.

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Editing for Screenwriters with ProWritingAid

Editing for Screenwriters with ProWritingAid

Working on your latest script? In this article, we cover how to use ProWritingAid within Final Draft to improve your writing.

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ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

Deep edits involve fine-tuning your manuscript for one type of mistake at a time. ProWritingAid has several tools that help you polish your novel for stronger, clearer writing.

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How Paragraph Chunks Help SEO

How Paragraph Chunks Help SEO

Text written in concise paragraph chunks will facilitate search engine results that deliver the right information in response to search queries. In this article, Zara Altair explains how to use paragraph chunks to improve your SEO.

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How to Write Like a Business Professional

How to Write Like a Business Professional

Need business writing tips? The ProWritingAid team has you covered. In this article we cover, editing, proofreading, common pitfalls, and more. We share our top seven tips for professional business writing.

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Tips on Line and Copy Editing

Tips on Line and Copy Editing

Literary agents are the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Their verdict on a five-page submission can make or break an author’s dreams. It’s critical to ensure your submission catches an agent’s eye and doesn’t immediately get passed upon.

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How to Have the Best Relationship with Your Editor

How to Have the Best Relationship with Your Editor

The best editors understand how to help you take your manuscript from rough draft to a finished masterpiece.

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10 Mistakes you are making with your grammar and how to fix them.

10 Mistakes you are making with your grammar and how to fix them.

An editing tool checks for writing issues that go far beyond mere grammar problems.

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FREE EBOOK: 20 Editing Tips from Professional Writers

FREE EBOOK: 20 Editing Tips from Professional Writers

This practical guide contains 20 important writing tips and techniques from a wide range of professional writers. Some focus on the minutia of specific word selection; others focus on the more complex ideas like finding the right metaphor, policing your work for Purple Prose, or figuring out when it’s time to send it off to potential publishers.

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All About the 25 ProWritingAid Reports

All About the 25 ProWritingAid Reports

ProWritingAid analyzes your writing and presents its findings in 25 different reports. Each user will have their own writing strengths and weaknesses and so different reports will appeal to different people. Remember, all the software can do is highlight potential pitfalls in your writing. It's up to you, the writer, to decide which suggestions work within your specific context, and which ones should be ignored.

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