Welcome to our Editor Test.

Please choose the option that best aligns with the rules listed in the Chicago Manual of Style and the spellings listed in Merriam-Webster; if necessary, CMoS trumps M-W.

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1. 
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
2. 
In the following sentences, how many names and titles are formatted correctly?
My sister is obsessed with current events—she has a subscription to The New York Times, watches CNN constantly, and listens to National Public radio on her commute to work every day. Imagine her surprise when one morning all three outlets were talking about the kid who sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” on American Idol.
3. 
Choose the phrase that contains the error in the following sentences.
We all have the power to change our lives and our hearts and to heal the hurts in our pasts. But some people’s use of this power is more effective than others.
4. 
Choose the phrase that contains the error in the following sentence.
Bridgette loved the ’80s; she wore slap bracelets, leggings, and applied pink lipstick practically every day.
5. 
How many errors are there in the following sentence?
Manhattan is comprised of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens.
6. 
Does the following sentence require a hyphen, an en dash, an em dash, or none?
The marketing department chose the Los Angeles based firm to run the ad campaign.
7. 
Which sentence below correctly uses the hyphen?
8. 
How many verb tense errors are in the following sentences?
He looked at her, realization finally dawning on him. So that's what it was. In all the time he knew her—her intricacies and irritations—he had never seen her this upset about anything, let alone a Popsicle.
9. 
Which of the following sentences contains a comma error?
10. 
How many commas does the following sentence need?
Even though the White House guide did his best to paint a perfect word picture for them visitors to the White House had trouble envisioning its previous occupants such as George Washington and Ronald Reagan while looking around at the extensive changes made by the White House’s current residents.
11. 
In the following sentences, how many numbers are written correctly?
When she was 18 years old, Laurel was sent to the United States with her three year old nephew and only $100 to her name. They were leaving behind everything and everyone they knew, knowing they wouldn’t see their family again for another 20 years. But then the thirties happened, and the Great Depression changed everything.
12. 
Choose the sentence in which the dependent clause is punctuated correctly.
13. 
Which of the following sentences does not include a punctuation mark error?
14. 
Which of the following citations is formatted correctly if it were to appear as a footnote at the bottom of the page?
15. 
Which of the following citations is formatted correctly if it were to appear in a reference list at the back of a book?
16. 
How many errors are in the following sentences?
17. 
How many hyphen errors are in the following sentence?
It was mid-July, and the summer heat in hot-as-Hades Louisiana was almost too much to bear; the gentle breeze from the old, beat up fan was only semi-working to cool Miranda down, and she wished she'd had the fore-thought to dress cooler.
18. 
Please choose the answer that is most correct.
19. 
Please choose the answer that is most grammatically correct.
20. 
Please choose the answer that is most grammatically correct.

3 thoughts on “Editor Test

  1. Olivia Cape says:

    I have been an English teacher for several years now, but my true passion has always been the craft of writing. It is what I study in my personal time and I am now hoping to pursue and maintain a career in editing.

  2. Shalini A says:

    It was a good experience!

  3. Gayathri JS says:

    That was an interesting test. I can imagine how captivating the job must be from this test.

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