How does an accuracy deficit apply IRL?

By those_who_squirm - updated: 6 days, 1 hour ago - 2 messages

I notice the tests here give the result in terms of WPM and accuracy, say 98.5% or 99.5%. In a real-world situation, however, one would have the opportunity to review one's output and make any needed correction, and most word-processing software provides tools to render that task quick and nearly effortless.

How can one estimate WPM inclusive of proofing and correcting the final output?
By translucent - posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

You can also correct mistakes in keyhero typing tests. The WPM will go down based on how much time you lose by going back and correcting mistakes.
Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
By those_who_squirm - posted: 6 days, 1 hour ago

I think I understand, but it would make more sense to me if they just lowered your WPM based on the total time to complete the test, including the time spent on corrections, and then rate the accuracy at 100%. Accuracy and WPM speed, as separate measurements, are orthogonal to each other... if you type as fast as you possibly can your output won't be accurate, and if you type at 1 WPM your output will almost certainly be 100% accurate.