If you don’t think checking your writing for spelling errors is that important, think again. This infographic, created by Grammer.net, proves why using spellchecker is one of the most important parts of the writing process. English is influenced by every major language on Earth, including some that aren’t even used anymore, so spelling is bound to cause frustration. Our headstrong language does have rules, but not all words abide by them. The old “I before E, except after C”, for instance, was discarded when the exceptions were found to outnumber the words that followed it. Einstein might have chuckled, having broken it twice with just his name.
Nothing makes a writer look more like a yokel than a page full of misspelled words, and if that page happens to be a resume, the results will be disastrous. Once upon a time, spelling boiled down to memorization, but in this age of computers, as the infographic suggests, spell check is an easy fix.
Let’s move to the grading segment.
Sleek. Elegant. Snazzy. Clean. These are the words that fill my head when I look at this graphic. It delivers strongly on several fronts.
You asked for “just the facts, m’am.” You got ’em. Using bars that draw you in to read the content, the graphic shows the incorrect spelling of a word followed by the correct spelling. Who could ask for anything more?