Any document, media piece, or email bearing your organization’s insignia or name must be absolutely error free. Even a careless mistake in an email can damage a leader’s reputation and can make an entire company look bad. Proofreading is a skill anyone can learn and improve. Very few business professionals actually ever have been TAUGHT how to proofread.
One week following this training, a participant from a CPA firm called to say:
“The straight edge just saved my life!”
She was revitalizing a formal document as part of a vendor agreement; she was about to present this multipage document to the head of her department, but she printed it and grabbed her straight edge first. In multiple places throughout the agreement, she had typed “sing” instead of “sign.” She declared she would have never caught that embarrassing mistake had it not been for the techniques acquired in Proof It! Being a Better Proofreader.