ProWritingAid Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

ProWritingAid

Grammar checker, manuscript editor, & writing trainer

4.66/5 (289 reviews)

ProWritingAid overview

What is ProWritingAid?

ProWritingAid is a web-based grammar checking, manuscript editing, and personal writing solution designed to help fiction and non-fiction writers, bloggers, students, and content writers improve style, eliminate errors, visualize sentence variations, and more within written content. It allows users to analyze different writing styles and generate reports based on metrics such as grammar, overused words, readability, clichés or redundancies, sentence length, pronoun usage, and more.

ProWritingAid's Word Explorer module allows writers to identify the right words and enhance write-ups by browsing through the built-in dictionary or thesaurus, examples of usage from poetry or songs, contextually related words, alliterations, and more. The platform provides detailed explanations on suggested changes, aiding writers in increasing their overall knowledge about language rules. Plus, it comes with an editing tool that enables users to visualize sentence lengths across the document and identify areas for improvement.

ProWritingAid can be utilized online within web browsers including Google Chrome and Safari, as well as downloaded as a desktop app. It provides an application programming interface, which allows users to modify the system and integrate it with third-party solutions such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
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Pricing

Starting from
$70/year
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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ProWritingAid user reviews

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Eugene O.

Must have if you are a writer

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-20
Review Source: Capterra

I'm using this tool mostly when I'm writing posts for my personal blog. It helps me to do all kinds of analysis over my text and make it better. Although, it is good for every day usage, when it highlights common errors in real-time.

Pros
It has a simple to use widget that can highlight your grammatic errors in real time. Though, when you want to open a detailed view, you can do that by tapping on the widget and it will open a full-featured editor with a lot of data about your writing.

Cons
Sometimes, the widget does not work for some of the text editors on websites. Hell, it even didn't work on the website where I'm writing the review now.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bethany D.

The best software of its kind

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

I personally find the Grammar and Spelling filters on the ProWritingAid checker to be most relevant to my personal needs. I would love to see ProWritingAid keep expanding and refining those particular checks! Right now, I feel that the software focuses more on passive voice and optional stylistic refinements than necessary while failing to catch some fairly obvious typos, but I have confidence that the software will just keep improving over time.

Pros
As a full-time editor, I get the editing software question almost weekly. I like to think of editing software as Microsoft Word's spelling and grammar check on steroids—it's a very similar process, but much more thorough. ProWritingAid is a fantastic last line of defense against rogue typos and subtle style errors.

Cons
Many users don't understand that editing software can't be used as a substitute for human eyes on their manuscript. Accepting all of ProWritingAid's changes without reviewing them will result in a stilted, strange manuscript! Instead, for best results, review changes individually, evaluating whether you feel that each change is relevant and necessary for your manuscript. This is also a great way to identify areas for improvement in your writing and improve over time! I would love to see ProWritingAid one day check for errors while users type or underline errors within the body of a Word document (as they do on their online interface) but I understand that their MS Word integration is new and features along those lines may be coming in the future!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Peter M.

Great Tool for Extremely Short Texts, Monumental Fail Otherwise

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-12
Review Source: Capterra

Sharing my two cents about ProWritingAid that I purchased a lifetime licence for: If you're reviewing texts about 300 - 400 words in length at maximum, you'll be happy with the tool. Otherwise, it's not worth the money. If you need a short-term solution, then by all means go for it but don't pay a buck for actually using the SW. I've been using the Word add-on for over three months now and if you want to use most of the tools on more than 800 words, the tool simply can't handle the 'load.' Usually, it breaks off after a minute or so and you can run the check again which normally doesn't help. You end up wasting a ton of your time and accomplish nothing at all. While the language advice and the correction improvements you get recommended are helpful, you're better off using Grammarly or another alternative if you're reviewing long chunks of text in one go and don't want to constantly copy-paste from Word to their interface and back which is a pain if you have to do that daily like myself.

Pros
Totally intuitive. If you know anything about how English, grammar and vocabulary alike, finding your way through the options and how they work will be a breeze. No learning curve. The tool as well as the report are perfectly self-explanatory. Easy-to-use online interface.

Cons
Useless add-on when dealing with texts of 800+ words. Constant copy-pasting to and from the online interface wasting your time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Maria F.

Easy

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

Great backup for editing

Pros
ProWriting has more features than similar products. Ease of use Facility on different platforms

Cons
It requires too much power and bandwidth

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Todd G.

I love ProWritingAid!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to install, understand, and use. I recommend it to everyone I know.

Pros
It's fast, intuitive, and accurate. The lifetime subscription and frequent smart updates are great.

Cons
Some features available in Word are unavailable online.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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ProWritingAid pricing

Starting from
$70/year
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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ProWritingAid is available for free as well as on annual paid subscriptions:

ProWritingAid Premium - $70/year

ProWritingAid Premium+ - $80/year

ProWritingAid features

API
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Third Party Integrations

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Additional information for ProWritingAid

Key features of ProWritingAid

  • Collocation Dictionary
  • Context Sensitive Style Suggestions
  • Contextual Thesaurus Report
  • Dictionary
  • Document Creation
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Grammar Checker
  • Office Suite
  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Style Editor
  • Word Explorer
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