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Please review our general notes below for each test, and download the ones that feel like a good fit.

You can take as many tests as you’d like, and when you’re finished, you’ll submit them all at once. The test downloads include all the instructions you need.

PLEASE NOTE! Whether you complete one test or all four (or anything in between), you should upload only ONE submission form with ALL completed tests attached. At this point, you should see a confirmation screen that confirms we’ve received your test or tests. We will respond within 7 days to let you know the results of your test(s).

Good luck!

Take the editing test if

  • you enjoy helping authors bring their vision to life;
  • you’re a CMoS and Microsoft Word wiz;
  • you love working with a team to polish and refine your editing;
  • you see following a detailed, preset process as supportive, not restrictive; and
  • you like a variety of project types and content—think political flyers, games, trivia, and greeting cards!

Click here to download the editing test.

 


 

 

Take the proofreading test if

  • you obsess over typos;
  • you are able to follow unique style guides comfortably;
  • you can exercise editorial restraint and call out only true errors;
  • you see following a detailed, preset process as supportive, not restrictive; and
  • you like a variety of project types and content—think social media posts, technical content, catalogue copy, blog posts, website copy, marketing copy, and more, with word counts ranging from 150 to 150,000.

Click here to download the proofreading test.

 


 

 

Take the social media and/or marketing copy writing tests if

  • you have proficiency in technical writing, from tech and health to finances and logistics, from high-level articles to science-heavy case studies, and much more—OR you enjoy fun-filled creative writing, from snappy social media posts and zingy one-liners to manuscript marketing copy and straightforward blog posts;
  • you can closely follow a provided outline;
  • you are comfortable receiving editor feedback and are open to critique and collaboration;
  • you can adjust your tone/style to a variety of marketing goals and audiences;
  • you understand the big-picture marketing goal of the piece and write to that end; and
  • you write about complex or dry topics in an engaging, clear, and readable way.

Click here to download the social media and marketing copy writing tests.

 


 

 

Take the SEO writing test if

  • you understand and can write to the SEO strategy of the content (e.g., title tag, keyword, and header optimization; incorporating appropriate internal and external links; and writing in an engaging, active voice);
  • you have proficiency in technical writing and can closely follow a provided outline;
  • you are able to do quick, thoughtful, thorough research that will allow you to write a coherent article on a topic you might not be intimately familiar with (tech, logistics, medical physics, industrial cleaning, gardening supplies, and more);
  • you’re comfortable writing posts as short as 500 words or as long as 2,500 words (or longer)—and you’re ready to write everything from landing pages to product pages to pillars and clusters;
  • you welcome editor feedback and are open to critique and collaboration;
  • you adjust your tone/style to a variety of marketing goals and audiences; and
  • you write in an engaging, clear, and readable way.

Click here to download the SEO writing test.