How Can a Professional Writer Fail a Grammar Test?

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I know that I myself have failed one or two grammar tests during my career as a freelance writer, including the one for WritersDomain (twice). How in the world a professional and paid writer can fail a grammar test is beyond me, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only once facing this problem.

If you happen to be one of those amazing writers (that I envy so much) who has never failed a grammar test for any of today’s best freelance writing sites, then here’s a Kudos to you. You should pat yourself on the back and sip on a cold one because perfecting grammar in a world where every site has it’s own set of grammar rules is truly an illustrious triumph that you should be proud of.

But for the rest of us, the grammar battle must continue. Fortunately, though, there are a few weapons we have at our defense. Surely hopefully, these resources will improve our grammar and have us living the high life; we’ll have so many eggs in our basket that we’ll never run out, even if a few of them crack.

Textbroker University

I worked for Textbroker –and still sometimes do– for almost three years before my writing endeavors kicked off their slippers and put on their running shoes. One of my favorite parts of working for Textbroker was the Textbroker University program that I went through. I was already a 4-star writer, but I chose to complete the program anyway. I learned a lot. From grammar to punctuation and more, the program helped me perfect several of my common writing mistakes.

Grammar Book

A site that I have found extremely easy to navigate and full of valuable grammar information is GrammarBook.com. Best of all, you can take quizzes to ensure that you have effectively learned the discussed grammar rules.

Grammar Underground

Grammar Underground is another site that is exceptionally simple to navigate, allowing you to conduct searches for the exact type of grammar issues that you’re struggling with. The site covers just about any type of grammar-related topic that you can think of.

Your College’s Online Writing Center

Did you go to college? If so, there’s a good chance that, as an alumni, you have access to your school’s online resources. And, most times, there will be an online writing center. I graduated from AIU Online and the resources they provide me with are phenomenal. My hours completed at AIU can be transferred to WKU, which is where I plan to earn my BA, but I know I will continue to access AIU’s writing center because it has taught me so much. If you haven’t checked out your college’s writing center, you should definitely do so.

Whitney W creates content for both online and offline clients. She spends her days switching back and forth between the role of a content writer, mother, and wife. As she continues to progress in her career as a content creator, she continues to strive toward the goal of being able to pass any grammar test put in front of her.

6 Comments

  • Whitney Cann says:

    Obviously, I need to better proofread my articles, because in this one alone, I see several grammar mistakes that I made. Perhaps I should take my own tips more to heart 🙂

    • Hi Whitney,
      Loved this post. I think our overconfidence plays a role in this one too. I claim to be a good writer but every now and then I\’ll make a mistake when at the time I convinced myself I didn\’t make a single mistake. I usually catch them before they make it to one of my blogs but when I would look back on past posts I made and I\’ll see glaring mistakes that embarrass me enough that I would re-edit the post again even if that post happened to be over several months old! LOL!
      Another site I love to use to spell check myself is Grammarly. You can copy and paste or upload a document to the site and it will check the work for errors. It will also check for plagiarism which I would I nice plus.

  • Teresa says:

    Thanks, Whitney for this information. I tried to get on HireWriters.com and they said I failed the grammar test; without even showing me the results of my test. I was a little miffed that their attitude was that surely I couldn\’t be a good writer if I failed the grammar test. I couldn\’t believe that I failed the test since I had passed it for Cloud on Facebook. Plus, I have learned other languages and I do well in the grammar of them; not to mention that last summer I was working on my master\’s degree online and all of my homework was writing essays. I will try to brush up on these websites that you have listed on not bother my high school English/drama teacher, who happens to be my Facebook friend!

  • Kimberly says:

    I am so glad I found this article. I have 4 star rating on textbroker, and I was 1 point from passing their editors test. Fast forward, I try hirewriters and fail. I have now found a ton of professional writers who didn\’t pass. It\’s so weird! Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    K.

  • RAFIQUL HAQ says:

    I’m gana face Grammar Test in iwriter. But I fear of passing… I’m reading different articles online. This is very helpful. Thanks Whitney.

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