Grammar wizards, March 8th is the day for you! If you already thrive on fixing punctation, contemplating the right verb to use, and re-reading everything you write at least twice—we applaud you!
Regardless, proofreading is incredibly important, especially in a professional setting. Everybody makes mistakes, but it can be a bit embarrassing making a typo in a mass email or even sending an email prematurely, as Tumblr user “and-down-we-go” can attest on their mother’s behalf:
Here are some tips to help you avoid a workplace word mishap:
- Triple check your writing: take a minute or so to go over your writing piece before sending or posting it.
- Have a coworker check your work: sometimes your brain adds words into your writing that aren’t there, so have someone read it over to see if they catch anything you missed.
- Offer to help your coworkers: just like you might miss things in your own work, so too might your cubicle-neighbor.
- Brush up on your grammar: if you’re having trouble keeping track of things like they’re, there, and their, that’s okay! There are a ton of free online resources to help strengthen your skills.
- Download Grammarly: Grammarly is a writing tutor that you can keep in your browser! Whether you use the full version or the Chrome extension, Grammarly can be a lifesaver!
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