Monday, July 28, 2014

Spelling Counts

Ever read a menu and find misspelled words? Or a business with a sign in the window where the words are spelled incorrectly? What does it say to you about that restaurant or that business? Like it or not, we are judged by how we present ourselves and if that presentation comes in the form of the written word, spelling counts.

As a business owner, would you hire an employee whose resume contained poor spelling and typos? You’re far more likely to gravitate to the candidate who has taken the time to proof their work, or at the very least, use Spellcheck. The point here is that good grammar and good spelling tell the person you’re writing to that you’re intelligent or diligent; that you care about the quality of the product you put forth.

In the age where we’re all guilty of keeping everything abbreviated to suit the number of characters in a tweet or to be concise in a text, we still need to read things through for errors. We all make them. As Mom always says,” it’s always important to put your best foot forward.” Oh, and she also said “Spelling counts.”

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