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Chillibreeze Editing Assessment: Get Your Editing Skills Evaluated
Interested in Editing as a career? Whether you are a newbie or an experienced editor, taking our editing skills test is a great career move. Not only will our team tell you more about your editing capabilities, we will also offer you valuable suggestions for improvement.
Most people believe it is hard to write creatively but very simple to edit stuff written by another writer. After all, you just need to correct a few spelling and grammatical errors, right? Ask an experienced editor and she/he will tell you there is much more to editing than simple proofreading. Whether it is copyediting or substantive editing, it takes a great amount of expertise and skill to make a document client-ready. Sometimes, to be a good editor, you must be a good writer as well, so you can rewrite content written by writers. Just being familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style or the AP Style will not help either. In fact, knowledge of style guides can be acquired as long as you possess basic editing skills.
Set yourself apart from hundreds of other wannabe editors (and people who think they can edit) by getting your Editing skills validated.
Do you have it in you to be a successful editor? Find out by taking the Chillibreeze Editing Assessment.
How the Chillibreeze Editing Assessment can help
The key objectives of our Editing Assessment
The editing skills test will test various aspects of Editing including the ability to organize information within a document, add sub-heads, paragraphs and bullets wherever necessary and format the document. But more importantly, the editing test will test your ability to turn a piece of average writing into a customer-ready document. An editor must be able to make an article flow better and take care of inconsistencies in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Editing also involves making the writer’s content more appealing to the reader.
Plus when you edit for a client, you must follow a brief. Your edited output must conform to certain parameters and the final document must match the client’s requirements. You must also follow the style guide and language (usually US English or UK English) specified by the client. All in all, editing is definitely not a cakewalk. That is why our test includes a detailed brief that simulates an actual project. We not only grade you based on your editing abilities but also on your ability to follow precise instructions and give your document a makeover.
Our editors have years of experience working with real world clients from all over the globe. We will provide detailed feedback on your editing skills and offer valuable suggestions for improvement.
High performers will additionally get a merit certificate based on the quality of their writing.
Confidentiality of your Editing Assessment results
Don’t worry if you didn’t do too well. Your editing test results will remain confidential and will not be published. However, if you receive an ‘A’ grade, we would be glad to publish your profile on our list of recommended writers, proofreaders and editors.
Your test results vs letters of reference
Letters of reference can be fabricated, recommenders can be influenced but test results from a reputed content company will always be taken seriously. We would be happy to send your editing assessment results directly to your clients if you would like us to. Clients often post projects on multiple websites and are often not sure which editor to pick. You could offer to send them your test results via Chillibreeze. Your test results will not only establish your credentials with your customers, but also increase your chances of getting more freelance editing work. You could also request Chillibreeze to send your assessment results to a potential employer. Email us at testing at chillibreeze dot com and we will make sure your editing test results reach your clients in 24 hours.
How to register for the test and pay
Click on the button below the product image to purchase the test. Complete payment online by submitting your credit card details via our secure payment gateway
Email us at testing at chillibreeze.com if you have any questions regarding the editing test or the process.
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What writers are saying about our assessments:
"I took the Travel Writer’s Assessment Test with great trepidation. I was, after all, taking a test after twenty years! But when I received my results (!), I was more than happy that I took the test. It brought out those little (and not so little!) gremlins in my writing, which had totally escaped my notice and I do believe that working on them will add that extra edge to my output. The feedback was most pertinent and valuable and what’s more, it was delivered in the most pleasant way!" --- Bhagyalakshmi Krishnamurthy - writing for a decade and a half and still learning!
"The editing test conducted by Chillibreeze takes into consideration many aspects of editing and many types of editing. I enjoyed taking the test. It has been so designed that at whatever stage one is in (in one’s career graph), one can upgrade oneself. The assessment is thorough and transparent.
More than anything else, the test – the concept, conduct and assessment – has elevated writers and editors from the status of “pocket money earners” to serious professionals, especially Indian writers and editors." --- Kanaka Cadambi, Freelance Editor with 25 years of experience
"The editing test was quite comprehensive. It caught me by surprise because I wasn't prepared to be assessed on so many aspects of editing. Even though I had been entrusted with quite a few editing assignments in the past, and received very good reviews on them, the test was an eye-opener. The results of the test have made me think, rethink and rework the way I approach editing jobs now. I am glad I took the test because now my clients will receive the full benefit of my brand new approach to my editing jobs." --- Sharon Colaco D’Souza, freelance writer and editor, home interiors blogger
"The editing test developed by Chillibreeze is focused and comprehensive. It quantifies all aspects of editing such as spelling, punctuation and grammar; syntax, vocabulary, expression and readability; proof-reading and formatting. Overall, it measures the extent to which the final output is ready to go to press.
The test can be applied to advanced levels of editing work, required in producing high-value and prestigious publications." --- Shubha Khandekar, editor, writer and translator with 25 years of work experience
“The Chillibreeze Editing Assessment which I worked on presented a wide variety of editorial challenges. The level of difficulty ranged from moderate to tough. After several years of working as an editor, one tends to become a little complacent about one’s abilities. The assessment helped me to understand and plug loopholes in my editing skills.” --- Poornima Narayanan
"The test is an effective benchmark of my editing skills and would be a good reference for a potential client or employer. It is a challenging and interesting assignment, and the feedback is useful as it focuses on specific parameters (grammar/spelling/readability/formatting and so on), rather than a general overview. Getting an unbiased assessment from a reliable source would definitely make it easier for a client to ascertain the worth of my work."
Other assessments offered on Chillibreeze:
Corporate Assessments: Testing your team's written communication skills
We also offer Corporate Employee Assessment tests including General Communication skills assessments. To find out more about our Corporate Assessment Tests or Workshops, email us at testing at chillibreeze dot com.
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