Does the Critique Report work for any type of document?

Yes, the Critique Report supports other document types, and the sections of the report may vary based on the document type you select. However, you may find the most value when using it for creative writing.

The report is purely for feedback, though, so if you don’t decide to use any of the improvement suggestions, that’s completely up to you. Your writing is still your own, so any suggested improvements need to suit your writing style and voice.

Do the sections in the Critique Report change based on my document type?

Yes, the sections generally change based on which document type you have selected.

If you’re not sure how to change the document type in the Web Editor or Word Add-in for Windows, please follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have the Realtime report running and you can see the Realtime sidebar on the right of the screen.

  1. Click on the dropdown menu in the Improvements tab and select the document type you’re writing. If your genre or doc type isn’t there, try to pick the one closest to it.

Here’s an example of how the Critique report changes when we analyse a Creative-Romance document vs an Academic-Essay document.

Romance Critique:

Academic Essay Critique:

As you can see, the feedback categories on the left changed based on the document type.

However, as the Critique Report was designed primarily for developmental feedback, you may find it gives the best results on creative writing document types.

Does the Critique Report provide feedback on genre writing?

Yes, this is one of the best ways to use the Critique Report. If you’re a genre writer, it’s important to ensure your writing sounds and reads as a genre piece. So it’s a great idea to generate a critique on your genre writing to make sure you’re on the right track.

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