Typical proofreading test
A typical proofreading test.

Proofreading test for professional proofreaders

Most people automatically read ‘can you see a mistake in this sentence‘ and miss the second letter A. Look again!

There are two A letters.

The reason for this is that your eyes actually scan text as you read it, therefore your mind can interpret what is coming.

Your mind is constantly interpreting the world around you to make life easier. Some people are starters, some are finishers. Depending on which type you are, your mind will ignore the end or start of the sentence with the letter A.

Your mind automatically tries to understand the meaning of the sentence instead of reading exactly what is written or typed. This is an example of a proofreading test often used to test professional proofreaders.

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