Test your proofreading skills in 50 quick challenges.
Do you want to evaluate your proofreading skills? Error Quests is the tool for you. This booklet in printed format and PDF provides you with 50 proofreading challenges, each one an excerpt from a typical business message.
Each challenge, or error quest, contains just one error in grammar, usage, word choice, punctuation, or sentence structure. Your task is to find and correct the error without introducing any new errors. It is not as easy as you may think!
Find the Errors in an Error Quest Sampler.
Test your proofreading know-how in these five error quests.
These error quests are not literary riddles. Each one features a typical error, along with a clear explanation of why the error is wrong and how to correct it.
Who Would Benefit From the Error Quests Guide?
Anyone who needs to find and correct errors. The proofreading tests are especially valuable for administrative assistants, customer service reps, proposal writers, editors, proofreaders, and graphic designers.
The Error Quests solutions are not based on anyone’s whims. They follow the recommendations of respected reference guides: The Associated Press Stylebook, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Gregg Reference Manual, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
What Fans Are Saying
“If you consider yourself a grammar expert, ‘Error Quests’ is a fun way to test your ability to apply what you know to common business writing situations. If you’re a little weak on the rules of English, this booklet provides a way to pinpoint the areas in which you need a brushup. The exercises are well orchestrated in offering challenges for all levels without becoming too obscure or pedantic. This makes it a practical review tool to purchase for your entire staff.”
—Marcia Yudkin, Author, “Meatier Marketing Copy” and 14 other books
“I began ‘Error Quests’ expecting to know 99% of the answers—after all, I write professionally. I soon discovered that you have much to teach me. I would recommend this little book to anyone who needs to communicate well in a business environment.”
—Jane Sherwin, Owner and Principal, WordDrive Communications
Available in Two Formats
The downloadable version of the booklet is a standard PDF (Adobe) file designed for use on your computer screen. It cannot be printed. You will need a recent version of Adobe Reader to read the file.
The printed booklet at $12.45 includes shipping and handling. Get a volume discount and free shipping and handling when you order 6 or more copies.
The downloadable PDF is just $9.95 for an individual license. Buy a license for each computer that will have access to the file. Volume discounts apply.
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