Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't trust your spell-checking software

Automated spell-checking won't eliminate typos in your writing. Human intervention is also essential.

Can you find the typo in the following sentence, which appeared in a national magazine this week?
What's more, firms must have adequate risk management to make sure that managers aren't taking undo risks to boost returns, he said.
Meanwhile, to catch your typos, read your text out loud or get a colleague to proofread for you.



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1 comment:

  1. In case you didn't catch it, "undo" should be "undue."

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