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ProWritingAid is an AI-powered writing coach that helps students and faculty produce better papers in less time. ProWritingAid goes beyond standard grammar and spellchecking, providing in-depth text analysis, building confidence and coaching users to become better writers. Students using ProWritingAid have more time to focus on content and spend less time worrying about accuracy, readability and style.

Key Facts


  • Purchase as many licences as you like
  • Choice of one or three-year licences
  • Unlimited use for term of licence
  • Choice of 'Academic' or 'Academic Plus' licences
  • Secure data handling and no data storage means ProWritingAid is the preferred choice of many academic and corporate organisations.

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 January 2022

Agreement end: 31 December 2024

Subsequent invoice date: 3 months in advance of the licence anniversary date (for the 3 year licence).

Commitment Period

Institutions may participate at any time during the 3 year period. They will then be committed for the licence term they have selected (1 or 3 years).

Licence Type

Various – see the 'Products and Pricing' tab for more information.


Trials are available.  Please see the 'Service and Support' tab for more information.

Eligible Institutions

This Agreement is available to Institutions of Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in Ireland, and to Associated Sites.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor: Orpheus Technology Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 07341390), whose registered office is International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BN

Product Description

ProWritingAid uses machine learning to help users improve their writing. Students using ProWritingAid write better papers, and build their skills and confidence in the process.

Support wherever you write

ProWritingAid helps anyone become a better writer. A full range of integrations, including desktop app, add-ins for Microsoft Office and Google Docs, and extensions for all major browsers, means that ProWritingAid is always on-hand to help users wherever they write.

Detailed analysis and feedback

Poor writing is costly. ProWritingAid is the digital editor that highlights mistakes and improvements while users write. Its powerful algorithms comprehensively search for ways to improve documents, offering a wide range of reports on all areas of writing.

Customisation simple to apply

Universities and colleges using ProWritingAid automate their style guides using a custom rule-building function, ensuring written consistency across student and faculty populations.

Simple administration

Site licenses are simple to purchase and can be domain-wide or faculty-specific. License management is made easy through a dedicated user management portal. SSO authentication is also available.

Security and compliance at the core

ProWritingAid prioritise security and privacy of data. Customers benefit from the power of machine learning without the risks associated with many cloud services. ProWritingAid operates a no data-persistence policy and deletes text immediately after analysis. They also claim no rights to the user data - their models are trained using large volumes of data we acquire independently.

ProWritingAid complies with HIPAA, HECVAT, VPAT and GDPR guidelines and expect to complete SOC2 compliance by August 2022.

Academic vs Academic Plus

The Agreement offers a choice of 'Academic' and 'Academic Plus' licences.  Academic licences are everything as described above, Academic Plus adds a plagiarism checker to the package, with 50 plagiarism checks per year.  

Service and Support


Free trials and demonstrations of ProWritingAid are available. Please contact help@chest.ac.uk and include the following details:

  • Contact name
  • Email address
  • Name of institution
  • Brief summary of key requirements

Product Documentation

Customers benefit from a managed onboarding programme helping users and administrators get started with using ProWritingAid.

Training and Training Materials

Customers benefit from a managed onboarding programme helping users and administrators get started with using ProWritingAid.

Technical Support

Help-desk support is available for all users, providing email support five days a week.

Supplier Web Address


System Releases, New Versions and Functionality

New releases, versions and functionality are included.

Useful Resources

For details about ProWritingAid, including user guides, video how-to guides, best-practice advice and recordings of previous events please visit ProWritingAids blog and YouTube channel.

Users can register for a monthly 'ProWritingAid 101' webinar designed to help introduce new users to the tool, here.


Improving Writing Skills Using AI Webinar - 9 March 2023

Watch back the well-attended ProWritingAid webinar from 7 March. This session focused on improving writing skills using AI, with a live demo of ProWritingaids features. Topics discussed included AI writing tools, integrating ProWritingAid into the writing process, and 'the journey to better writing' with ProWritingAid and Chat GPT.

Click the image below to access.

If you would like a demo for your institution, please don't hesitate to get in touch: help@chest.ac.uk

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.

Licence Type

This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Payment Terms

Jisc will invoice Licensed Institutions for the initial fee on receipt of a completed order. Sites who have subscribed to the 3 year licence will then be invoiced annually 3 months in advance of the anniversary of their licence start date until the end of their Commitment Period.

You are advised that because of the requirement for Jisc to collect monies due before the anniversary date 2 charges may initially fall into an academic accounting year.

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to Jisc, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB to cover all charges plus VAT.

All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.

Payments are due within 30 days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

Location and Use Permissions

User Permission
Students Yes
Academic Staff  Yes
Non-Academic Staff  Yes 
Staff home use rights Yes 
Student home use rights Yes 

The use of the Product for the administration and management of the Licensee’s educational and research operations is permitted under this Licence.

Personal Licences

As home-use rights are already included as standard, personal licences are not required under this Agreement.

Adding Users

Note that, once allocated to an individual, a Per User licence cannot be reallocated within the licence year. In committing to a 3 year licence this means that you can reallocate Per User licences at the start of years 2 and 3.

Licensees may add licences to those they have already purchased through an initial Order, by means of a subsequent Order. Fees for such additional licences shall be prorated on a monthly basis so that the additional licences shall be co-terminus with the existing licences. However, the minimum prorated Fee payable for such additional licences is six-twelfths of the annual Fee payable, even if the initial term of the additional licences is less than 6 months.

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