For the smarter writer. A grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. Learn how to improve your writing. Also includes a plagiarism checker.
Listing updated:May 9, 2022
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ProWritingAid is your online writing editor and personal writing coach. 

This free version runs on the first 500 words of your document. Full reports are available by purchasing the premium version, or by signing up for a 14-day free trial.

Of course it checks your grammar but it does much more to help you improve your writing:

- Check for consistency of spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization;
- Eliminate clichés and redundancies;
- Check for plagiarism and unoriginal content;
- Online grammar and spelling checker;
- Improve readability;
- Find overused words;
- Improve dull paragraph structure;
- Find repeated words and phrases;
- Eliminate vague, abstract, and complex words from your writing;
- High quality copy-editing and proofreading services;
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Cyan
February 9, 2024
When it works, I love it. But the add on app for Google Docs is super buggy and half the time PWA never comes on, even after restarting/refreshing Docs, restarting my computer and/or uninstalling and re-installing the add-on. It's super frustrating considering I pay for this. When it does show up in GDocs a lot of times it will populate/highlight the wrong grammatical errors. This has been going on for quite a while. When will there be a fix or any update??
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Nancy C Walker
August 15, 2023
I like ProWritingAid as a concept, but the extension is awful and frustrating. The program is supposed to underline writing errors and when the cursor hovers over the error a window is supposed to open to give suggestions on how to fix the issue. In reality, the program randomly underlines sections of text that have nothing to do with the writing error. For example in the sentence "Cristmis is a holiday." It might underline holiday and then give the suggestion to replace the word with "Christmas". That's assuming the new window opens at all. Most of the time, the new window will work with the first 1 or 2 errors and then stop working entirely. Additionally, when the new window does work, it blocks the text being edited, so there is no way to fix the error without some keyboard shenanigans and using the arrow keys for navigation. Overall, the extension isn't worth the headache because everything has to be copy and pasted to the website for any of ProWritingAid's features to work.
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Angela Crawford
January 15, 2024
This app has helped me tremendously w/paraphrasing, using new professional words, It taught me how to write a professional paper for schoolwork and discussion threads that we have to do every week…..its just an overall GREAT A** APP...I GIVE IT 5******
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Aiden Anto
January 23, 2024
I can't get it to work/open
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Jake Pool
July 16, 2023
I like ProWritingAid on its own. But this GDocs addon isn't up to speed. It's nice when it actually works correctly. But there's a huge U/X issue with notification placement. For example, when I have a 'complex sentence' the notification blocks the sentence so I can't correct it without ignoring the notification. Why don't I use the app here and click 'Rephrase Sentence'? Because it goes into an endless loading loop 80% of the time an no suggestion pops up. Regardless, I should be able to correct it how I see fit without an annoying notification block in the way.
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Ron Taggart
May 3, 2023
When the program works, it is great. When it doesn't, it's beyond annoying. Do not, under any circumstances use the "improve document" option. It is a buggy mess. It will open a window within google docs that acts like a notepad and show you all of your mistakes. BUT it only really works on small documents, and tells you to try breaking your document into smaller parts. And if you implement changes, it removes any formatting from your document. The key that I have found is that the program works on a certain number of errors before it becomes unresponsive. Write your document out and either ignore or disable the app. When you go back to edit, work through from the beginning and remove as many errors as possible (in the normal document, not the improve mode). Only by doing so will you be able to work through errors further along in the document. Even "errors" that aren't wrong, make sure to dismiss them. This will work for about 30 pages before even doing that stops working. I really wish this program would just work without the little gimmicks. Hopefully they fix it. Especially since I paid for the "premium" version.
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Paul Smyth
May 11, 2023
I would rate it highly but it insists on telling me the English spellings are incorrect because they are the "UK" spelling. 1. There is no such things as British/UK English in the same way that there is no such thing as French French. There is English and there are derivatives such as American English. 2. Here's a suggestion, let me choose the correct English spelling instead of assuming that it's wrong. 3. The arrogance of Americans to assume that their ruination of English is correct. I can't believe that I pay for this
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Sasha Gitin
January 13, 2024
Doesn't work well on Google Docs. You get 80% of functionality and it is buggy at times.
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Jenn Heathers
June 23, 2023
Love the full version of prowriting aid, however the Docs add-on is a bit glitchy, and often times stops working entirely in the middle of a document. A touch frustrating when using it for a tight-deadline project.
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Endy Ender
July 17, 2023
An alternative to the full editor Looks like you've already installed our GDocs Addon. Try this from menu bar: Add-ons -> ProWritingAid -> Improve Document
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