Take Care When Participating in Written Communication
By: Patty L. Fletcher
July 2, 2020
Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .
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.
NEW RELEASE 2019
DADDY WON’T LET MOM DRIVE THE CAR: TRUE TALES OF PARENTING IN THE DARK
BY: JO ELIZABETH PINTO (COPYRIGHT 2019)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK
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: http://www.brightsideauthor.com/ .