Test yourself

Page owner: Standards director

Anyone can be a proofreader, can't they? How hard can it be? All they do is find typos, don't they?

See for yourself!

If you're thinking of training to become a proofreader, if you already do editorial work or if you're just curious, here's a chance to see how good you'd be by taking this short SfEP proofreading test.

It's based on straightforward text that contains a number of very common errors. To do it, you don't need any specialist knowledge. You just need to be methodical and painstaking, with good general knowledge and judgement.

Take the test