I am sick & tired of my ProWritingAid Word add-in crashing because some idiot remote server is offline, and would be quite willing to pay extra to have some of its most-useful features (and others, below) added to SmartEdit:
– Create a SUMMARY of essential metrics
- word count
- estimated reading level (according to common measures)
- percent dialogue relative to total word count
- percentage of adverbs & adjectives in prose
– Create a list of STICKY clauses, i.e. those exceeding a set percentage (e.g. 40%) of low-information GLUE WORDS e.g. short articles, prepositions, conjunctions: a, are, as, do, is, of, to, which, who, whose, that…
– Create a list of INCONSISTENCIES to aid in detecting typos & style drift
- proper nouns
- usage of various dashes: single, double, en and em
– Create list of PASSIVE constructions.
– Create list of all conjugations of TO BE: is, was, were.
– Create list of MODALS: could, should, would, might