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Certification Test Preparation Guides

 

Editors Canada professional certification recognizes editors who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and skill in their profession. The program consists of four tests: Structural Editing, Stylistic Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading. We offer four test preparation guides, one for each test.

Copy Editing Test Preparation Guide

You receive the guide as a PDF, plus the e-test as a downloadable Microsoft Word file,  $70

The Copy Editing Test Preparation Guide is the primary resource for anyone who wants to become a Certified Copy Editor. Whether you use this guide for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills, and judgment required to earn your Certified Copy Editor credential. The guide includes the following valuable content:

  • Overview of Editors Canada professional certification program
  • Introduction to the Copy Editing test and advice on how to use the test preparation guide
  • Advice on how to prepare for the test, including study resources, preparation tips from certified copy editors, and a preparation checklist
  • A copy editing practice test as a Word file for you to try
  • An answer key and a blank marking sheet, so you can mark your practice test and assess your performance
  • Two completed practice tests and corresponding marking sheets: one showing the work of a successful candidate, and the other showing the work of an unsuccessful candidate
  • Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards (2016), the standards document used as a basis for the tests
  • Editors Canada’s Certification Policy and Certification Procedures, the documents governing test development and administration

Purchase your Copy Editing Test Preparation Guide here

 
 
 

Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide

You receive the guide as a PDF, plus the e-test as a downloadable Microsoft Word file, $70

The Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide is the primary resource for anyone who wants to become a Certified Stylistic Editor. Whether you use this guide for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills, and judgment required to earn your Certified Stylistic Editor credential. The guide includes the following valuable content:

  • Overview of Editors Canada professional certification program
  • Introduction to the Stylistic Editing test and advice on how to use the test preparation guide
  • Advice on how to prepare for the test, including study resources, preparation tips from certified stylistic editors, and a preparation checklist
  • A stylistic editing practice test as a Word file for you to try
  • An answer key and a blank marking sheet, so you can mark your practice test and assess your performance
  • Two completed practice tests and corresponding marking sheets: one showing the work of a successful candidate, and the other showing the work of an unsuccessful candidate
  • Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards (2016), the standards document used as a basis for the tests
  • Editors Canada’s Certification Policy and Certification Procedures, the documents governing test development and administration

NEW: Addendum to Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide

If you are interested in taking the Editors Canada professional certification exam in stylistic editing in November 2020, the Test Preparation Guide is an ideal tool to help you study.
 
In July 2020, the Editors Canada certification steering committee (CSC) announced that Part A of the Stylistic Editing professional certification exam will now comprise multiple-choice and matching questions only. This means a portion of the Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide (published in 2017) is now out of date. (It's still worth your time to tackle the existing longer-form questions, but they now don't fully represent the content of the exam.) 

The CSC has created an addendum to the Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide that covers the updates to the exam format. As of August 2020, this addendum is included when you purchase the Stylistic Editing guide. If you purchased the 2017 Stylistic Editing guide before August 2020, please email the Editors Canada national office at certification@editors.ca to get the addendum at no additional cost.

Purchase your Stylistic Editing Test Preparation Guide here

 
 
 

Proofreading Test Preparation Guide

You receive the guide as a PDF, including a practice test, $70

The Proofreading Test Preparation Guide is the primary resource for anyone who wants to become a Certified Proofreader. Whether you use this guide for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills, and judgment required to earn your Certified Proofreader credential. The guide includes the following valuable content:

  • Overview of Editors Canada Certification
  • Advice on how to prepare for the test
  • Introduction to the Proofreading test and advice on how to use the test preparation guide
  • A Proofreading Practice Test for you to try
  • An answer key and blank marking sheet, so you can mark your practice test and assess your performance
  • Two completed practice tests and corresponding marking sheets—one test showing the work of a successful candidate and the other test showing the work of an unsuccessful candidate
  • Editors Canada's Professional Editorial Standards (2016), the standards document used as a basis for the tests
  • Editors Canada's Certification Policy and Certification Procedures, the documents governing test development and administration

Purchase your Proofreading Test Preparation Guide here

 

 
 

Structural Editing Test Preparation Guide

You receive the guide as a PDF, plus the e-test as a downloadable Microsoft Word file, $70

The Structural Editing Test Preparation Guide is the primary resource for anyone who wants to become a Certified Structural Editor. Whether you use this guide for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills, and judgment required to earn your Certified Structural Editor credential. The guide includes the following valuable content:

  • Overview of Editors Canada Certification
  • Advice on how to prepare for the test
  • Introduction to the Structural Editing test and advice on how to use the test preparation guide
  • A Structural Editing Practice Test for you to try
  • An answer key and blank marking sheet, so you can review and assess your performance
  • Two completed practice tests and corresponding marking sheets—one test showing the work of a successful candidate and the other test showing the work of an unsuccessful candidate
  • Editors Canada's Professional Editorial Standards (2016), the standards document used as the basis for the tests
  • Editors Canada's Certificatioon Policy and Certification Procedures, the documents governing test development and administration

Purchase your Structural Editing Test Preparation Guide here