Tuesday, February 23, 2016

That Drives Me Crazy!

Do you have something that just drives you crazy? You know, those things that dance on your last nerve or get under your skin?

I'm sharing one of mine today. Here goes.

When I see blatant spelling and grammar errors on signs and social media sites, that drives me crazy.

Now, I know what you're thinking. She's an editor, for goodness sake. She would be picky about that. And you're right. I am an editor, and those mistakes jump out at me.

But do people realize how unprofessional those errors are? Do they understand the impression given with those mistakes?

I'm not perfect. A little faux pas will definitely escape my sight now and again. However, I always check over anything I write and especially if I will be posting it anywhere for public viewing.

Why do I correct/edit my work?
I want to make a good impression.
I want to come across as a professional.
I can't emphasize writing correctly to my students, if I don't follow my own rule.
I don't want to be recognized for my mistakes but my message.
I want to do my best.

It really all boils down to that last point for me. I want to do my best.

God asks that I give my best when doing anything, including writing. Unfortunately, I can totally negate a good message by not doing my best to edit it.

How about you? What drives you crazy? Share in the comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw a very badly misspelled word on a local news website this week. I read the story and missed it at first because I read the "context." Then it hit me! Bad!