|December 6, 2003|
Do you think spelling is important?
I consider spelling very important for clarity of communication. In addition,
if in a professional context I receive misspelled messages, it makes me
question the sender's attention to detail
Yes, but it's hard to do.
espeically in professional documents and formal settings. Email is one
of those places that seems more conversational and I'm inclinded to be
pretty lax about spelling. In
I'm not a good speller myself--a touch of dyslexia--but poor spelling distracts me from the content of the message.
Absolutely. Incorrect spellings reflect a sloppy attitude, lack of attention to detail and carelessness. There is no reason in this day of spell-checkers to misspell anything.
But if it is so bad that it's not understood by your reader then obviously
Yes. I like to see words spelled correctly. I am not a fan of the computer abbreviations and acronyms.
Yes, it's the first thing an employer looks for in a cover letter or resumé.
Yes on a resume, no on a message board.
It's probably less important than in the past considering how much work is done on word processors. It does irritate me when I notice spelling mistakes in handwritten documents, though.
I have a degree
in English and work as a freelance proofreader. What do you think?
I'm a writer.
course spelling is important. it just shows discipline in writing. it
also shows that a person knows how to read as well as they should.