Frequently Asked Questions

General & Purchasing Questions

Does WriteWise work for all research areas?

Many WriteWise analyses can be useful across research areas, such as for assessing sentence length or reviewing content according to general scientific norms. The modules that apply artificial intelligence (i.e. Content Classification and Voice & Verb Tense) were developed specifically for areas of the life sciences (e.g. biology). Nevertheless, WriteWise is useful for other experimental sciences, such as chemistry. We recognize that manuscripts in other research areas have different structures and presentation styles, and we hope to soon develop new versions of WriteWise that can be specifically applicable to other research areas, such as the exact sciences and social sciences.

What languages does WriteWise work with?

WriteWise works only with English manuscripts. This is due to limitations in deep learning models, and also because the vast majority of scientific texts are written in English.

If your text is in another language (e.g. Spanish), we recommend using an automatic translator to start. Automatic translators today provide enough fidelity that the WriteWise analyses will work with a high degree of accuracy. This means you can get started editing your text even if you aren't a master of English!

Do I need to install anything to use WriteWise?

No! WriteWise is web-based, which means you connect via the WriteWise website. All WriteWise analyses are run in the "cloud," which means that your computer does not need to meet any special requirements and that nothing needs to be installed to begin using WriteWise.

To use WriteWise, you have to login to your account at WriteWise.io.

Where can I use WriteWise?

WriteWise works like any other subscription service (e.g. Netflix). Your subscription will allow you to login on any device connected to the internet, but you may only login to one device at a time.

To get the best results, we recommend you use WriteWise on a computer (i.e. desktop or laptop). The WriteWise software has been optimized for use on a computer, which is where most people write research papers. Since all analyses are run in the "cloud," no minimum system requirements are needed other than a stable internet connection and a web browser (preferably Chrome).

To use WriteWise, you have to login to your account at WriteWise.io.

What makes WriteWise different?

WriteWise is the first online writing software to provide feedback specific to the structure and content of scientific articles. This 100% focus on academic writing is achieved by applying state-of-the-art models in artificial intelligence, which were developed through two years of research and development by the WriteWise team.

What makes WriteWise different from Grammarly?

Grammarly is an advanced "grammar and spell checker" that was made to write a diverse array of texts (e.g. emails, reports, etc.). It is our belief that Grammarly is a generic solution that does not focus heavily enough on scientific papers.

On the other hand, WriteWise is an advanced discursive-semantic editor 100% focused on scientific texts (i.e. it follows the academic discourse). Besides this, WriteWise uses Google's grammar and spell checker, making it a multi-linguistic platform. Altogether, this means that WriteWise can analyze and provide feedback for any word, sentence, paragraph, and section of your paper.

Finally, WriteWise is instructional, and it works like a virtual tutor. Therefore, WriteWise has an educational purpose - that you learn how to write papers! Check out the testimonials of our users mentioning the differences they perceive between Grammarly and WriteWise.

How do I pay for WriteWise?

We currently accept payments for WriteWise through PayPal, which ensures world-class payment security and transparency. If you are a resident of Chile, we can also accept payment through direct bank transfer (please contact sales@writewise.io).

How do I present this to my laboratory PI?

Let us help you! If you think that WriteWise would benefit your entire laboratory and want to present the idea to your Principal Investigator, please contact us vía our online form or by writing to support@writewise.io.

How do I buy multiple licences? 

If you are a PI or institution looking to buy multiple licenses, please get in touch with us directly. Depending on how many licences will be purchased, we may be able to offer discounted pricing, personalized on-boarding sessions, etc. Please get in touch with us by writing to sales@writewise.io

Why don't you offer a free trial? 

WriteWise offers a free demo version the Abstract section. This free demo version shows the tools available to the other manuscript sections, but it is important to note that the feedback provided by the WriteWise software is specific to each manuscript section. An Abstract is written very different from the Results, and the WriteWise software takes this into account!

What are the typical contract terms?

You can review the contract terms for WriteWise by clicking on the following links: Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Are there any long-term contracts?

When you signup for WriteWise, you choose the length of your subscription from a list of available plans (e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 1 year). Your contract with WriteWise will be for the duration of the plan that you select, although we hope to accompany you during the entire course of your academic career - from your first to your hundredth publication!

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