Is the Critique Report an AI tool?

Critique Report is an AI-powered tool that offers on-demand developmental critique to writers. It does this by analyzing your text using AI that has been trained to give critiques as though it is a developmental editor.

One of the key benefits of using an AI-powered critique generator is that you can see how well your writing is coming along before you reach out to Beta readers and editors. It can significantly reduce the time it takes to polish off your writing before you move on to Beta readers or editing with a professional editor.

I have concerns about using AI tools

We understand our user’s scepticism and hesitancy regarding AI tools. Most of us at ProWritingAid are writers, and thus we understand first-hand how important the creative process is and making sure that the AI we provide does not replace or undermine the overall message, tone, or style of our user’s work.

While the Critique Report does give you specific feedback and suggests improvements that are generated by an AI, you still need to make any edits you agree with. The report doesn’t make those changes for you.

No matter what changes you decide to make or not, it’s still your writing, in your own style, and it’s a great way to make editing more fun. Ultimately, if and how you use the suggestions is up to you.

If you’re still unsure, it’s worth knowing that we do not store or sell any of our user's data, nor do we train any of our algorithms (AI) using our user’s work or writing, and all of our users have the ability to disable any AI generative features they may not want to use. You can read all about our privacy policy here:

We also have a helpful guide on how ProWritingAid analyses your text in our Trust Center:

What if my publisher asks whether I have used AI in my writing?

This is a great question, and certainly something we are keeping up with in the publishing industry. It’s good to check with your preferred publisher about whether they would accept AI assisted or AI generated text in your writing before you start using the tools.

It is up to you to verify your content adheres to all content guidelines for the publisher you want to submit your work to.

Each publishing platform is likely to have different requirements for whether you disclose any AI generated or AI assisted content. We can use Kindle Direct Publishing as an example.

This is what Amazon says on their website:

You can find that here:

Using these guidelines from Amazon, it would appear Amazon would class writing edited using ProWritingAid as AI-assisted content.

The majority of ProWritingAid features are designed to edit your writing, they do not generate content. You have to write the content before you can use ProWritingAid to edit it. Even our Sparks and Rephrase features require you to write some content yourself before you can use the functions to edit your writing.

Do I have to use the Critique Report?

No, if you don’t want to use the Critique Report on your document, you do not need to click on it.

Clicking on the report is the only way to run it on your document. There isn’t a way to remove it from your reports toolbar.

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!