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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.