spell checker iconIt’s a crime what laziness can do. That’s the downside of automation and software application devices. Individuals get lazy.

Do not get me wrong, I love technology and I depend upon Spell-checking software to help with my writing. It finds the typos but it does not find all the spelling mistakes. It does not find the contextual mistakes. What do I indicate by that?

Here’s an example: “The children’s got heat.”.

Possibly, the “kid” is a pitcher with a truly wicked fastball. Or possibly, I implied to kind “heart” as in:.

“The children’s got heart.”.

The absence of one letter can provide you two wildly various interpretations. Ol’ Robodunce, spellchecker will not find gaffs like that.

Bear in mind, in school how you utilized to have a hard time over the proper usage of “there, they’re, and their?” Some people still have problem with those. Grammar can be quite tricky, so complicated that a computer developed solely to remedy grammatical errors would have to be the size of a Pontiac, and even a cruise liner. It would take a truckload of Einsteins to set it.

That leaves you, my close friend, You, the author- the last line of defense.

tiny mce logoFor the sake of your readers, for the sake of clearness and for the sake of personal pride … Proofread it! Read it aloud. Read it again and once more simply to be sure. Do you want potentially millions of people to believe you are a bonehead?

Every day surfing the internet I come across site after site with many mistakes; obvious stuff that a Third Grader could detect. These individuals are just too darned busy structure pop-ups to proofread their copy. Rush, rush, rush.

And these are individuals attempting to sell me things! Do I wish to buy from a Bonehead? Not bloody likely.

You might have seen this is an animal peeve of mine. That being said, an individual that does not take note of the little details of publishing online may not take note of all the little information of great service. I can not picture that I am the only one that jumps to that conclusion.

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