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Inside Certification: Try These Sample Questions

Plus: Debunking the Misconceptions about Certification!

Registration is now open for the Editors' Association of Canada certification tests. Have you been thinking about becoming certified, but are unsure what to expect?

If you're on the fence—or if you've registered, but don't know where to start—our Certification Study Guides are a great place to begin. They help you gauge your skills, gain insight into the tests' expectations, and see your areas of strength and which areas need improvement.

Are you ready?

Wondering what a certification test looks like? Test your skills by trying these sample multiple choice questions from the practice tests in the Proofreading and Structural Editing Study Guides. Have fun, test your knowledge, and get a sneak preview into the certification tests!

Sample Proofreading Question

Which of the following is the responsibility of the proofreader?

(a) Remove jargon, trite expressions, and clichés.
(b) Check consistency and accuracy of running heads and captions.
(c) Improve sentence construction while eliminating wordiness.
(d) Ensure paragraphs are of an appropriate length and that appropriate transitions are used.






Answer: (b) Check consistency and accuracy of running heads and captions.

Sample Structural Editing Question

Which of the following is not a structural editing task?

(a) recasting descriptive material into a table or diagram
(b) removing digressions and repetition
(c) establishing a consistent tone and level of formality
(d) identifying quotations that will require permissions






Answer: (c) establishing a consistent tone and level of formality

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