Author: Amanda Shofner

Spell Check Isn’t Your Friend

Posted September 12, 2011 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Spell Check Isn’t Your Friend

Editing truth: spell check is your frenemy. While I won’t deny it can be incredibly useful, especially for bad spellers, spell check can very easily lead you astray. Why? Spell check doesn’t check your spelling. It compares the words you wrote against the computer’s internal dictionary. If a word isn’t on the list, it’s flagged as incorrect. If […]