January 01, 2006
<a title=”Heather’s “Marketing at Microsoft” Blog : Mis-spelling a sign of genius? Maybe. Mis-spelling on your resume a sign of genius? I don’t think so.” href=”http://blogs.msdn.com/heatherleigh/archive/2005/12/16/504760.aspx”>Heather describes how they skip resumes at Microsoft that have spelling errors.</a> I’ve also found it pays off to spell correctly when writing anything. Unless you’re doing a “teh kewl” ad or banner, but even in that case, you’d better know really well what you’re doing. So the basic rule of business writing is: spell correctly. Because spelling shows you can have, as also discussed by Heather and the comments, attention to detail, which is a prerequisite to… anything, really, in my view.