TIPS FROM TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD: Take Care When Participating in Written Communication by author Patty L. Fletcher

Take Care When Participating in Written Communication

By: Patty L. Fletcher

July 2, 2020

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It is especially important to make certain that what we write in email, or in comments on blogs or Social Media is clear and legible.

While All of us make writing blunders and no one can possibly catch every little misplaced comma or other random punctuation mistake, we should at the very least make certain that the words we write are spelled correctly, and aren’t full of glairing typos.

To me, there’s nothing more disconcerting than having enjoyed a well-written presentation, essay, short story, or poem only to have the comments written afterward by the author come out as unreadable.

Once, not long ago I was having a conversation with someone about an article I’d sent them concerning mistakes they’d found when reading it. They wrote to me and said that while the content was good, they couldn’t really take the author seriously because of all the mistakes found in the writing, and most likely wouldn’t purchase their work.

At first, this angered me but recently I’ve had to deal with so many emails, and comments across blogs and other Social Media platforms that are at times so unreadable I’ve found myself wondering if they were written by the same person who wrote the original piece.

The truth of the matter is this. Like it or not, if we comment with badly written replies, it takes away from the hard work we’ve done.

If we belong to an email list or group on Facebook and the posts we send out are badly written someone somewhere is going to notice it, and while they might not say it to your face at some point they will speak of it to someone.

It is my experience that what people say to you is not necessarily what they say about you to others.

When you’re getting ready to write a Facebook post, put that post into a word document, and spell check it before you put it onto your timeline, or into the comment section on a group.

If you’re replying to readers on WordPress, most likely you’re doing so via way of your email program and so make certain to run the spell check before you hit send.

Just a few moments of care will make all the difference in what people think of you and your work.

It could make the difference in a book sale or new customer for your business.

Just my random thoughts on this hot, summer’s eve.





The post you’ve just read is sponsored by author and proofreader Jo Elizabeth Pinto.











J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame

for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.


Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works

as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audio books. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.


The Bright Side of Darkness won a first place Indie Book Award for “First Novel over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational

Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place

for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.”


To see more about Jo and buy her work visit: .



About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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