Editor In Chief Review

Editor In Chief Review, a grammar & editing book for middle school!

Editor In Chief Review: Grammar Disasters & Punctuation Faux Pas

My third kid, who is entering 8th grade as of the time of this post, LOVES to write. She writes fantastic historical fiction and the amount of time she spends researching and writing is astounding. We’re talking 6-8 hours A DAY is spent on character design, writing, editing, researching…


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Admittedly editing is my daughter’s weakest skill. She currently uses a few web-based editors but those don’t give her all of the information she needs, and they don’t teach her HOW to edit. Editor In Chief has been the perfect addition, and she is blowing through the book quickly because she likes it so much!

Editor In Chief Review


Here are some things you need to know:


Editor In Chief Level 2 is for grades 6-8. This book does require grade-level reading skills.


Skills covered include: Content, Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling, Adjectives, Adverbs, Articles, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Interjections, Pronouncs, Verbs, Clauses, Phrases, Agreement, Confused Word Pairs, Negative Words, Run-On Sentences, Sentence Fragments


-Students focus on one skill at a time, with a goal of mastery. There is a mini review at the end of every 3 lessons, and there are two full reviews, as well as one final overall review.


-The focus of Editor In Chief is editing in context. The student is given a quick lesson and then puts the lesson to life by editing pre-written content.


-There is a lot of helpful guidance in this book. There are 12 lessons, each followed by a series of written examples they correct. The number of errors is shown on each activity, as well as what type of error (spelling, punctuation, etc.) There is also a full answer key, which is great for the student who checks their own work. My daughter found the answer key to be just as educational as the actual lesson.


-Because the book features pre-written examples, this book is fantastic for even the most reluctant writer. Some assignments have the option of rewriting the passage correctly, but it’s not required.


Editor In Chief Review



What my daughter thought:
This book is very useful, I especially liked the answer key. I know a lot about grammar but I’m kind of clueless when it comes to editing. This book tackles both topics in a way to which I am receptive. I found the lesson about verbs the best, because verb agreement is something I find difficult.



Buy it: Editor in Chief
Worldview: Secular
Reading Skills Needed: Grade level or better
Parental Participation: not necessary if you have a self-motivated child

Editor In Chief Review, a grammar & editing book for middle school

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  • Whimsical Guide

    If a student’s reading level is at the proper grade- but this would be the first formal focus on the details of writing, would you suggest going back a couple “levels” (I like that it doesn’t say grade __ on the work!) and begin at the beginning of the program?
    I’m trying to figure out if we should get the beginning two books before going on to Editor in Chief.

    • Meg Post author

      I haven’t used the lower levels, but my child went right into the Level 2 book without any formal editing experience. I printed out a sheet that had common editing marks so she could use that for reference and she did just fine. The book does a really great job of introducing the concepts!