I can’t get over the number of VA forums I belong to where members don’t appear to check what they’ve typed before publishing it to the (board) forum. Or make use of the Edit function for corrections.
Or, do they think that in a closed community it really doesn’t matter? If that’s the case, I beg to differ.
Many VAs outsource to other VAs and the way you present yourself in the typed word is the very first impression others get of your abilities.
How often do we see typed VA’s instead of VAs when writing in the plural?
And what about there being used when it should be their if speaking of the possessive?
Do you know the difference between lose and loose?
There are many more I see almost daily and it makes me wonder if spelling (and grammar) was being taught in school when these individuals attended? It’s beginning to look like it wasn’t.
If you do something often enough it becomes habitual – and if that thing is a ‘bad habit’ it is going to spill over into your working life too. Make good spelling and good grammar a daily good habit and you won’t struggle when looking after clients who need you to be accurate in these things. It will actually make your job and your day much easier.