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PaperRater Versus ProWritingAid

It’s a showdown. The PaperRater versus ProWritingAid in a quest to figure out which of these two grammar checkers will work hardest for you. Plus, you need to know if, as a web content writer, if you will be able to use these devices for your own needs. This review is wholly based on my personal and professional opinion, so prepare yourself.

Judge a Site by its Home Page

Right off the bat, PaperRater looks like a cheaper service compared to ProWritingAid—and that’s not a good thing. When I’m submitting content to a third-party site for grammar checking, I want to feel confident that content isn’t going to be stolen and sold. A smart looking site speaks volumes. So far, ProWriting Aid wins.

Features for Players

Next up, I’m checking out the features to see which offers the most a web content writer can use. PaperRater provides three main features—grammar check, plagiarism checking, and writing suggestions. You get an instant review using the site’s artificial intelligence aka grammar robots chomping at the bite behind the scene.

One big concern is the limit on how many pages you can submit. PaperRater only lets you submit up to five pages of content per submission. Also, you are restricted to 50 submissions a month, as well as only 10 plagiarism checks a month. You can upgrade to the premium version of PaperRater and increase the volume to 20 pages, 200 submissions, and 25 plagiarism checks. The premium version doesn’t really give you much more in value other than no ads, faster processing, and the ability to upload files in doc, txt, or rtf format.

ProWritingAid Puts More on the Table

What about ProWritingAid? Anything more exciting? Here you get the grammar and so…much…more. The reports at ProWritingAid include:

  • Style
  • Grammar
  • Overused words
  • Cliches
  • Sticky
  • Repeats
  • Length
  • Pronoun
  • Alliteration
  • Transition
  • Thesaurus
  • House
  • Plagiarism
  • Diction

Also, this program does not require you to copy/paste your content. ProWritingAid lets you integrate Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Chrome, OpenOffice and Scrivener. That way you save time on having to jump back and forth with editing. Such a timesaver for a busy web content writer!

The Cost

Here’s where you will have to either suck it up, Buttercup, or decide that you prefer to spend $5 a week on lattes instead. Because if you want a grammar and editing review service that truly supports your writing goals, you’re going to have to pay for it. To get access to those cool features at ProWritingAid, you will need to pay for a yearly subscription. The current rate is:

  • $70 for one year
  • $100 for a two-year subscription
  • $140 for a three-year subscription
  • $240 for a lifetime subscription

At PaperRater, you can pay to play there, too. The Premium package is $7.95 per report or $14.95 a month. You can also subscribe for a year for $95.40.

My Verdict

Hands down, I’m going with ProWritingAid. The PaperRater is not as compatible and is far from comparable when it comes to features and services for the price point. Where else can you get value with your content writing goals? Right here at WriterAccess. Contact us to start the content conversation.


“Welcome. I’m the Whispering Wordsmith of the Woods, An Old Man Willow type cunning the lit forest, Disrupting textbookish writers with grammar snaps and cracks.” As a professional web content writer for small-to-medium businesses, Miranda B understands how to effectively balance technical jargon and personal brand messaging. Her content is sticky, evergreen when expected to be, and always creative. Keep ’em coming back for more, that’s Miranda’s motto!

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