Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Don't Be Such a Spelling Nazi

A few readers disagreed with my recent post on eradicating spelling errors. Their argument boils down to this statement: We live in a modern era where ideas have more importance than the mere spelling of words.

I still disagree. If your writing is soaked in typos, you'll make your readers trip, stumble and fight off distractions just to get to your ideas. Does this help you get your ideas across? Does it help you persuade?

The spelling errors you deem unimportant are in reality an enormous barrier between you and your reader.

Don't make your readers' lives more difficult. Meet them halfway.

What's your opinion?