When should I run the Critique Report?

You can run the Critique Report when you would like some developmental feedback on your document.

For some writers, developmental editing is the first stage of the editing process, which starts after you have a complete first draft. However, if you like to edit your chapters as soon as you’ve finished writing them, the Critique Report gives you a good starting point to work from.

If you’ve decided to work on elements of your document such as plot, character, point of view, and settings, the Critique Report is a great option for you.

Another way you can use the Critique Report is to track the feedback it provides as you make new versions of your document. For example, you could run the Critique Report as soon as you’ve finished the first draft of a chapter or story. Then you could make some developmental edits and check it again to see if you’ve improved your writing, or if something new has appeared.

How do I access the Critique Report in ProWritingAid?

You’ll need to be using the ProWritingAid Online Editor to be able to access the Critique report.

To access the Online Editor, login to your account on our website and click on “Use App” from our homepage.

Once you’ve opened the Online Editor, you can open a new document to write in or to copy your writing into, or upload a document directly from your computer. We recommend writing at least 500 words to ensure you get a meaningful amount of feedback on your writing.

When you’re ready to receive a critique on your document, you can click on the Critique Report button on the reports toolbar at the top of your document.

If you want to run the report on up to 4000 words of a longer document, you can highlight the text you want to analyse using your cursor, and then click on Critique to see your results for that section of text.

If you have any questions about the Critique Report that we haven’t already answered, please get in touch with us at hello@prowritingaid.com, and we’ll be happy to help you!