After all, we've all done it. That's make a big, huge spelling mistake.
When I worked on a daily newspaper, a headline went to press with a mistake in it more times than I'll admit to. Pages were checked by at least 3 people, but it still happened.
I'm know this blog has mistakes in it, too. After all, no one proof-reads this text except me. And everyone knows you can't be trusted to check your own work.
So when something's very important, it pays to get a professional proof-reader in. For my Ready to Go Newsletters I use a company called ProofreadNow.com, which provides a quick service at a reasonable price.
But if you don't want (or can't afford) a professional proof-reader, then follow this formula.
- Write it
- Spell-check it
- Put it away for a day
- Print it
- Read it again
- Read it backwards
- Read it word by word
- Cross your fingers and hope for the best
(Thanks to Seth for first sharing Google's missing L with the world.)