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Spelling & Grammar
It should go without saying, but you need to check your spelling before you hit the send button. An incorrectly spelt word can stick out like a bride at a funeral.
It's very easy to overlook spelling and grammar, but some mistakes can be more embarrassing that others.
Sometimes the entire meaning of a sentence can be changed by one misspelled word.
One or two words spelled wrong can be overlooked, but if you make a habit of poor spelling, it will be noticed.
There is no quick fix if you are generally bad at spelling, but if your e-mail program has a spell checker - make sure you use it.
Don't get too dependent on the software, though. A spell checker cannot tell the difference between the words "there" "their" and "they're".
If your message is important, get someone else to read it before you send it off. They may notice something that you missed.