Editing and Proofing (Chicago Style)

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Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time + 1 hr
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Scoring Options Internet icon
Language English
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The Editing and Proofing (Chicago Style) test measures a candidate’s ability to read for errors involving spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice based on the Chicago Manual of Style. This test is designed for writers and editors and covers the following topics: Common Structural Areas, Common Errors, Numbers, Proofreading, Punctuation, and Substantive Editing.

Job Levels: Entry-Level, Professional Individual Contributor, Mid-Professional
Localizations Available: US English
Number of Questions: 30
Allowed Time: 90
Approximate Completion Time: 25 minutes
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes
Question Format: Multiple Choice - Adaptive - Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) technology dynamically adjusts the test to the level of the test taker resulting in shorter test times, increased accuracy and enhanced security.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Measured

Common Errors
• Commonly Confused Words
• Danglers
• Misplaced Modifiers
• Parallelism
• Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
• Run-On Sentences
• Sentence Fragments
• Spelling
• Subject/Verb Agreement
• Verb Tense, Mood, and Voice

Common Structural Areas
• Abbreviations
• Capitalization

Common Structural Areas
• Abbreviations
• Capitalization

Common Structural Areas
• Abbreviations

• Dates
• Measurements
• Money
• Numerals or Words
• Ordinals
• Percentages/Fractions
• Time

• Symbols/Marks
• Technique
• Visuals

• Visuals

• Apostrophes
• Colons
• Commas
• Dashes
• Ellipses
• Exclamation Marks
• Hyphens
• Parentheses/Brackets
• Periods
• Question Marks
• Quotation Marks
• Semicolons

Substantive Editing
• Analyzing the document's organization
• Checking for format consistency
• Editing for tone and consistency
• Indexes

Substantive Editing
• Indexes

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