Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yes, E-Mails Need a Proofreader

Some people aren't the best at spelling and grammar.  I get that.  A lack of spelling, grammar, and/or proofreading skills isn't all that critical to Facebook posts or e-mails between friends.  But writers who write for a writing publication really should know better.

Here's the subject line of an e-mail I recently received from a writing magazine:

Win Cash and Prizes with you best writing!

Your best writing.  With an 'r' please.

<sigh>

2 comments:

  1. LOL - it was likely composed by a Marketing person who isn't a writer at all... but should have a clue how to find the spell check anyway.

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  2. You're probably right - that e-mail may not have been assembled by a writer. But you're also correct that someone should have engaged the spell checker prior to sending it to thousands of people, most of whom (if not all) ARE writers! It's just disheartening to see that kind of typo coming from a writing magazine...

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