Test Your Skills In The Ultimate Proofreading Quiz

Test Your Skills In The Ultimate Proofreading Quiz

Some say proofreading is easy, but it involves more than finding misspelled words and detecting punctuation errors. Professional proofreading involves checking for correct grammar and word usage too.

The following short story is typical of those we proofread and edit at Web Done Write. Try your hand at proofreading to see how many errors you can spot.

There are ten sentences; you will see one sentence at a time. Count the typos in each sentence, then enter the number you find.


John desparately wanted to develop a authoratative jazz website, and the task did not phase him.  

He partnerd with Jennifer, a musician he first met in the mid-90’s.

Jennifer was a classically-trained singer who had had a succesful career, before damaging her vocal chords.

Her musical interests complimented Johns, so the partnership seamed a natural fit.

Jennifer prooved too be a real trooper, compleating tasks in a lightening-fast manner without him asking her, and John soon gave her free reign.

An acomplished proofreader, Jennifer corrected even miniscule mistakes, and before long the cite had far less grammatical errors.

Today, John’s and Jennifer’s website is one of the few jazz sites which offers comprehensive reviews.

Although the site is smaller then others, it is known for it’s compeling content.

As much as they would like to, alot of similar sites just can not compete.

Some say John and Jenifer got there just deserts.