Does anyone know where I can find a sample of a document like the one to be used in the Ag Communications CDE editing exercise?  Here’s the description from the CDE guidelines.  I’m looking for something we can use in practice to prepare for the editing exercise.


Editing Exercise: Because editing is a critical skill for all communicators, each team member will complete an editing exercise. They will be given a printed document that contains 25 mistakes. In correcting the mistakes, team members will be required to use correct proofreader’s marks (see Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual). Style, grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes will be included. Team members will NOT be able to use the style manual or a dictionary during the exercise.






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