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Monday, July 21, 2008

Criminal Sentence 59: But Sometimes Spell Check Is Useful

From the glowing comments from the back of a book I'm reading:

"In this memoir Terri Jentz grapples with the deep subconcious of America..."

This book is turning out to be very good, but the spelling on the back cover is not. In an earlier post, I asked you not to rely on Spell Check to catch mistakes, but that doesn't mean to not use it at all. There really is no excuse these days to have misspelled words.

So use Spell Check as a first line of defense against mistakes but not as your only defense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oy. I'm not yet ready to be a sub-editor - I had to do a google search for 'subconcious' to see why it was spelt wrong.