Love my job, love writing; but absolutely hate proofreading.
There are so many sites that tell you how to avoid them, and the dangers of losing your reputation when you make them; but how often does anyone tell you it’s ok you did.
Yes, it is. You are human, and as such we are programmed – genetically made even – to make mistakes.
Our spelling mistakes are consistent
Yes, make it once, and you’ll probably make it again.
Consistency of spelling errors in human performance appears to be the rule rather than the exception… Most spelling errors are not only consistent, they are also systematic because, unlike random or guesswork attempts, they reveal the existence of an underlying logical, though incorrect, reasoning.
Somewhere, somehow someone taught you wrong – guess it’s ok to blame your second grade teacher for your downfall now. It’s your job now to re-Pavlovian condition yourself to spell it right.
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