Whatever writing problems you have, you must stop making spelling errors! You can follow these easy steps to eliminate the errors:
- Always write in a robust word processor that has spell-checking capabilities.
- Use the spell-checker; fix the errors it identifies.
- When you use a name whether a person’s name, the name of a team, the name of a place, or even the name of a horse, by gosh, make sure you spell it correctly. Look it up on line if you have even the slightest doubt.
- Read your work. Read it out loud. Have you used a word that sounds like another word but has a different spelling? Make certain you’ve used the correct word. If you don’t know, look it up! Typing the word in Google might save you some embarrassment.
- Create a cheat sheet. All writers use words that won’t stick in their heads. For example, without assistance, I would misspell embarrassment even though I’ve been aware of this problem for more than 30 years! If you constantly misuse your, you’re, and yore, add them to your cheat sheet, and stick it to your monitor so you never again make the mistake.
If you can’t correct your own spelling, despite the awesome technology at your disposal, get someone to read your work before you publish it.