Friday, April 13, 2007

Feeling Testy?

People often ask me where they can find a copy-editing test. It's not an easy question, because by and large such tests are proprietary and hard to grade, but here, at the University of Kansas site, is a classic from the late and legendary John Bremner. (He'd be even more legendary in my book if he had alerted somebody to the fact that "KU" doesn't stand for "University of Kansas.")

3 comments:

Stephen Jones said...

Problem is no context for the sentences and no explanations.

And a lot of different things mixed up.

On the plus side a fair mix of things to think about.

Darzinho said...

Bill,

I tried to send you an email but I got this in response:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

talkback@theslot.com
mailbox is full: retry timeout exceeded

Bill said...

Thanks, Darzinho -- it should be fixed now.