Monday, November 23, 2009

Most Commonly Misspelled/Misused Words by Alissa A.

Misspelled words can cause a lot of embarrassment! Whether in a professional document, or a casual one, it is extremely important to be sure your document is perfect!

Imagine if you were the one who signed off on this banner behind Hilary Clinton? Do you think this person is still employed?

What about these tattoos? Most tattoo artists would notice a misspelled word and bring it to the client's attention, but what if the artist doesn't notice?!? Now you are stuck with a permanent reminder of your spelling mistake!

And what if you're a pastry chef? Perhaps the client gave you the wrong spelling, but wouldn't it be nice to know the difference and not be the cause for serious embarrassment of not only yourself, but of the clients, too?

Links to lists of commonly misspelled and misused words:

Remember to NOT always rely on spellcheck! Spellcheck doesn't catch misused words, like if you confuse accept with except or hear with here.

These mistakes can make you appear just as bad or worse! KNOW your language! And if you're not sure-ask me! I'm happy to proofread your work! Email Me!


  1. This is a really interesting blog! Great job with the visuals and explaining how critical spelling is. I'll be checking my spelling more often now!

  2. I loved all of the visuals you used. This was a great way to show people that they should proofread their work for errors.

  3. Great post! I really liked all the visuals you used, especially the tattoo pictures. They really helped to emphasize the importance of proper spelling. Maybe next time you could discuss the significance of spelling in professional writing. Overall, great post!

  4. Thanks Stephanie. I think that all of these pictures did represent professional writing. You may be thinking of writing that takes place in an office, but each of these photos represented a profession. You don't have to be a CEO of a business to write professionally. The tattoo artist, the cake designer, and the sign makers are all professional workers; maybe just not main stream.