spelling correctly Makes your writing stronger
Orthography is the science of spelling correctly, but this is not a science. When you spell words in your writing properly, you’re more likely to get your message across to your readers. Spelling correctly has always been a painful thorn in a writer’s side. This is something that should not stop anyone from writing a well-crafted article with correct spelling.
Using the dictionary for spell checking is ideal
There are a few good choices for checking your spelling – the internet and a dictionary. First of all, it is okay to use a built-in spell checker and is also a good idea to reference a dictionary too. Secondly, the built-in spell checker is not always accurate and you should not rely upon it too much. When using the auto spell checking feature in a word processing program, it is easy to confuse what context a word is in.
Why auto spell checking is not reliable when it comes to orthography?
I’ve come across auto spell checkers that change the word “their” to “there”. This totally throws off the meaning of the sentence. The best thing to do if you’re not sure of a word’s correct orthography, is to refer to a dictionary. Additionally, the convenience auto spell checking offers is not worth the trouble of finding any spelling mistakes once you’ve written your blog or article. At this point, it’s too late to change, so using a dictionary is the best reference method.
For instance, misspelled words not only make you look unprofessional but tells your reader that you did not take any pride within your work. Moreover, as an avid reader I find this unacceptable.
Additionally, I feel that proofreaders should have caught misspelled words during the copy-editing phase of a written article, because accurate spelling makes for good writing. Correct spelling is a key indicator of a writer’s knowledge in the subject matter at hand. You should be placing enough importance on spelling, no matter what you are writing.
“Misspelled words not only make you look unprofessional but tells your reader that you did not take any pride within your work.”