Test Your Eagle Eye
If you think you’ve mastered the intricate art of proofreading or just want another way to practice, a few minutes of Googling unearths lots of proofreading exercises and tests for all reading and comprehension levels.
To save you those few minutes — more time for proofreading! — here are some to try today. Focus on the aspect of proofing you find the trickiest, or test your general proofing abilities:
- Separate your there from your they’re: pick out the commonly confused words in these passages.
- Gamify your proofreading with Portland Proof’s interactive proofreading challenge. Can you beat today’s top score?
- Bring your subjects and verbs into perfect harmony by identifying the disagreements in this exercise.
- Improve your proofreading and your reading list with proofreading exercises using classic works of literature.
You can also find exercises for a range of grammar issues, along with general proofreading/typo identification, at the Dalton State University’s Writing Lab.
Practice makes for perfect proofing!