People often say to me that I can be incredibly picky about spelling. After four years of studying Journalism and Communications, I think spelling and style is something that has quickly become a second nature to me and something that provided me with many years of torture, but I also believe that the grammatical correctness of any website can go a long way to promoting the professionalism of a business and their consideration for clients.
If you want to look adept, then making sure that your website is written correctly, even down to the most minor details, can have a big influence on the way that clients and other businesses can see you, and for people who are pedantic about the way that text appears, it can make or break your chances of snatching a new client.
Reliance upon the computer…
… has grown out of a complete laziness of many employees. Although computers are able to help us in the workplace, they should never be used as a replacement for human ingenuity and in some situations you can easily be caught out for spelling and grammar errors that the computer doesn’t pick up.
After spending a great period of time in Australia I can often find myself reverting to the “American” spelling of certain words, rather than the UK (English) version and my laptop often does the same! For UK websites this is not appropriate and can often turn people away, so it’s crucial to make sure that your spelling and grammar is appropriate to the region that you are writing for.
… is realistically a thing of the past, and let’s face it, no business has the time to employ a proof reader. That responsibility now falls to the writer who must oversee every aspect of the content from start to finish. For most writers, proof reading is just a part of the content creation process, but it is one element that is very important.
If you are struggling to proof read a document then pass it to the person next to you. A fresh pair of eyes can work absolute wonders for your writing and can easily pick up errors that you may have glossed over if you have read them too many times.
Take care with your writing; people do notice even small mistakes
Although may people do tend to skim when they read over websites, spelling mistakes can stick out like a sore thumb. If you want to give a professional approach for your business then making sure that your writing is grammatically correct can help to promote this style.