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Feedback: I just wanted to send you a brag email – I am a former English major who now works in broadcast news – never got a formal grammar background.  I certainly wasn’t versed in AP style at all.  But then I got an offer for an interview for a copyediting job.  In two days.  And I was going to have to take an EDITING test.  On AP STYLE.  PANIC! I did a search, found your site, and after two days and evenings of doing AP Style tests non-stop and cramming with my brand new AP Stylebook, I aced my test and got asked back for a second interview! THANK YOU! E. Burt

Feedback: Thank you so much for putting all those testing links on your site… I'm doing some of the AP style tests now… a job interview came up out of the blue and I was able to brush up on my rusty spelling. What a big, big, big help! Thank you! C. Townsel, Atlanta, GA

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**Article: What NOT to do When Submitting a Cover/Intro Letter for a Job/Freelance Gig

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Editor to Editor: Q&A from Editors Only (A Peer to Peer Newsletter for Editors)

Editorial Testing (Overview, Tests, Types of )
**Insight: When You Should Refuse to Test for a Job
More Insight: forum thread on the ins, outs, whys and why nots of testing
AP Style: An Overview

AP-style Copyediting Test
More AP-style Tests
General Editing Test I
General Editing Test II
Art Director Test
4-minute Grammar Tests
Spelling Test (Most commonly misspelled words)
Chicago Manual of Style (Downloadable CE Test)
Chicago Manual of Style Website (Q&A, About, Etc.)

MLA Style: An Overview
AMA Style: An Overview

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FREE Career Ebook: If your livelihood depends on a paycheck, a commission check or a positive cash flow at the end of the month, you need to read this book.

Bookshelf for Editorial Workers: The following are considered "bibles" of the editorial craft; some are industry specific.
**AP Stylebook
**The Elements of Style
**Chicago Manual of Style
**Merriam-Webster Dictionary
**Words into Type
**MLA Handbook of Style
**American Medical Association Manual of Style
**Technical Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers
**Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers 

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