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Why you need a Proofreading Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring specific proofreading or copywriting skills, then our specific Proofreading Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant literacy checking skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download our Proofreading Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to recognise spelling and grammar errors from a sample of text. Candidates are shown a sample of text selected by the administrator (four subjects are available) and the words tested are those you would reasonably expect to use within a professional role. At Fundamental level candidates are required to highlight only the spelling and grammar errors. At Core and Professional levels candidates are also required to demonstrate their more advanced proofreading skill and type corrections for the grammatical errors identified.

Four subjects available are: Advertorial | Management | Customer Relations | Sport.

Recommended Applications

Persons such as proofreaders, copywriters, editors and writers who need to be able to recognise, identify and correct spelling and grammar errors and typos within a sample of text.

Complementary Tests

As well as our online proofreading Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Literacy Skills Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to only highlight the errors within the text provided. No justification for the errors is required. 30 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify & highlight. A candidate taking the Fundamental level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a foundation level GCSE graduate.

Core test level

Required to highlight & provide corrections to spelling & grammatical errors in the text provided. 40 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify, highlight & correct. A candidate taking the Core level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a higher level GCSE graduate.

Professional test level

Required to highlight & provide corrections to spelling & grammatical errors in the text provided. This test builds on Core by increasing the quantity of text provided for checking, the speed in which a candidate has to identify errors & the complexity of the vocabulary used. 50 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify, highlight & correct. A candidate taking the Professional level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to an A-Level graduate.

WHAT NEXT?

Find out more on Proofreading Test pricing,
benefits &
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Downloads:

English Proofreading Test FactFile

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Key Skills Measured:
  • British English
  • Punctuation
  • Reasoning
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
Test Detail:
  • 1 Question presented
  • 15 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • 12 Minutes average completion time
  • Practice test available
Subjects Available:
  • Sport
  • Advertorial
  • Customer Relations
  • Management
Complementary Tests:

Sample Proofreading Test Question

In the text below identify all the spelling, grammatical & punctuation errors by highlighting the errors with your mouse & typing a correction to the error in the text box provided.

Company: God afternoon, sorry abuot the wait? You real speaking to mark. I will be your support assistant today, and how cn I help you?

Customer: I have a probblem with the product that your have sold me?

Company: Ok. Would it be possible for your to give me your name and policie number?

Customer: Yes, my name is Mis Elizabeth Kenton, policie number 17038115.

Proofreading Test sample question
Proofreading test sample report

Sample Proofreading Test (Advertorial) report


Sample Proofreading Test- Advertorial report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.


Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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