Proofreading Test

Test an Individuals ability to recognise Spelling & Grammatical Errors

Why you need a Proofreading Skills 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.

Overview of a Proofreading 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:

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

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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