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It's good to brush up! The following are some helpful links in preparation for the class and any proofreading test you plan on taking:

Quizzes and Tests

Excellent Spelling Test with Sound!
Very good, challenging 50-word quiz of typical spelling test words.

Legal Spelling Test

10 Things Every EDGAR Proofreader Should Know

Grammar Test

Huge Group of Interactive Grammar Tests

Recommended Book

The Goof-Proofer A wonderful little book by Stephen Manhard, the founder of SPELL (The Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature). This is the only book we recommend because it deals strictly with grammar, not style, and is therefore more suited for legal proofreading work.

Reference Links

The Blue Book
The Style Guide to Legal Citations. We do cover basic Blue Book citation format in our class.

Roget's Thesaurus

Legal Dictionary
We recommend you invest in a small hardcover version, too.

Brush-Up on your Grammar

Apostrophe Rules
Highly recommended! All proofreaders should be clear on apostrophe usage.

Review these Common Grammar Errors

More Common English Errors

Visit this Site for Many, Many Excellent Spelling Links

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Useful Reference Books


Job Sites

Monster

Media Bistro
Excellent site for writing-related job postings, classes and discussion groups.

Craigs List

Copy Editor
More appropriate for publishing than legal work, with an excellent job board of proofreader employment postings across the country.

Journalism and Media Jobs

Benefits

Freelancers Union
Provides freelancers access to affordable group health and disability insurance.



Please note: Moritz Legal Proofing is not affiliated with any links on this page, nor responsible for their content. We simply provide them as a convenience to our students.

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