Even with a spellchecker in your word processor and an English writing software checking up your writing, spelling errors can still make their way in your writing. How? For the most part, most spelling errors will fall under unintentional mistakes that are actually deemed valid words (e.g. typing “dig” instead of “dog”) or incorrectly-spelled names.
Here are ways to completely eradicate spelling errors from your writing:
- Always use your English writing software for automated proofreading. You can catch tons of spelling problems this way.
- Always double-check names. It’s too easy to get names wrong. Hence, make a manual pass on all the names you use to make sure you spelled them correctly.
- Do a manual reading, paying close attention to misspellings. The few minutes you spend doing this is worth the trouble.
- Better yet, have someone else read it. Chances are, they’ll catch instances of misspellings better than you can, as the document is fresh to their eyes (compared to you who wrote it).
- Record misspellings that your writing software doesn’t catch. We suggest creating an Excel spreadsheet of valid misspellings, so you can manually check for instances of those errors during later work. Doing so should help streamline your process even better.