31Sharpen Your Spelling

If you’ve ever had a conversation with someone who has a piece of spinach stuck to his or her tooth, you know what a big distraction something so small can be. It’s the same with misspelled words in an e-mail. No matter how well put together the prose, a spelling mistake can be distracting because it interrupts the reader’s flow and diminishes your credibility. Consider the following example:

“We are verry excited about your perchase of our Little Farmer Composting Unit. We will be shipping the unit from our warehouse in the next few dys.”

Even though the little farmer inside you may be excited about the delivery, the misspelled words might make you wonder whether the company will accurately process your order and even ...

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