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Mom Knows Best: Proofreed Proofread

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November 14, 2012

by Claire Kittle, Talent Market 

Original Source can be found here.

 

My mother was an English teacher. Growing up in our house involved lots of mini-grammar lessons, Oxford commas, and endless streams of red ink on papers. It might sound torturous for a kid, but even then I realized how valuable the guidance was.

 

This is probably why I cringe when I receive a cover letter or résumé with an error. Or two. Or three.

 

The errors that could have been avoided by using Spell-Check are the ones that drive me to drink. Is it possible there are computers on earth not equipped with this handy-dandy feature? Surely not. So if a person has Spell-Check but isn’t using it, what’s the major malfunction?

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