Say you place a positively charged particle between two plates with an uniform electric field between them. The particle will accelerate towards the negatively charged plate with a constant acceleration, and the work done on the particle by the field is defined by:
$$\Delta W = qE \Delta x$$
Where $\Delta W$ is the work done, $q$ is the particle's charge, $E$ is the uniform field strength and $\Delta x$ is the distance the particle has moved.
From my understanding, $\Delta W$ should be equivalent to the particle's loss of absolute electrical potential energy and it's gain in kinetic energy. However, as an answer to a textbook question with this setup, $\Delta W$ was defined as the gain in EPE and also the gain in KE.
However, isn't that impossible, because if the particle gains $\Delta W$ in KE and in EPE then it will gain $2\Delta W $ in overall mechanical energy, which is impossible because only $\Delta W$ work has been done?
Is there an error in my textbook, or am I making a conceptual error somewhere?