I’m also a geeky English freak. You know, one of those people who enjoy talking about the proper use of punctuation and appropriate adjectives and using big words like Verbosity. Loquacious. Idiosyncrasy.
(I did not come by using big words easily. When I was young, I learned about the word ‘sympathetic’. A couple days later, my baby brother fell down. I picked him up and soothed him, then said, “Go see Mommy, honey, she’s pathetic.” My dad, who was nearby, burst out laughing. When he was able, he explained the difference between the two words.)
So when I read things online, whether professional business sites, Facebook status updates, or news articles, whenever I see obvious grammatical errors (including spelling errors and the misuse of words), my inner English Teacher cringes.
Sharing your idea(s) and information clearly is crucial to a successful business! This includes proper spelling and grammar.
I have a couple guidelines that I use when writing/proofreading/editing, and I find them to be pretty helpful.