I know, I know. I left out a c – the same letter that was left out of a word in a message that reads:
“take advantage of all the faulty interviews while they’re still up”
How about you – would you listen to faulty interviews or faculty interviews?
While the faulty ones might be more interesting – especially if there’s a quiz with a reward for correct answers – I know the person who sent this message would never intentionally conduct a “faulty” interview.
What’s your sensitivity to misspellings?
If you’re like my friend, Joen [pronounced Joan], you won’t do business with anyone who misspells anything. So, if you pull up to restaurant that hosts “Partys for up to 100” you won’t park. You’ll drive away as I insisted my husband do when we saw the sign.
And, yet, I’m as guilty of what I call “unconscious misspelling” as anyone. I write fast. I think fast. And, you guessed it, I talk fast, too.
3 Success-Proofreading Tips – What’s Missing?
1. Assume you’ve made a mistake. That’s right. Look for it. Reread every communication – even a tweet on twitter – at least three times.
2. Read your writing out loud – you’ll hear rough spots that beg to be smoothed.
3. Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser – comes with auto-spell check.