Well, I've been toying with this idea for awhile; I think I need to start a weekly or monthly post designated to giving grammar and spelling lessons to small business owners. What do you think?
I've been holding back a little because I don't want to step on any toes or give off the impression I think I'm better than other people... but this seems to be a real problem! I see mistakes time and time again in very important places!
For example, if you create and sell your own stationery, please, please, please make sure you spell it with an 'e'! StationEry is correct. It's what you write on and send in the mail. StationAry means an object that doesn't move.
Some people may not notice these mistakes, but many will! I guarantee it! For example, a fabulous repeat client of mine recently had me design some postcards for her. She mentioned where she'd have them printed so I could make sure the specs were correct. The site looked wonderful! It was professionally built and offered something a lot of my clients look for: printing on recycled paper! I thought to myself, "Wow! This is great. I'm going to refer a lot of people here, I'm sure."
But do you know what? As soon as I started looking a little deeper at the site, I could not believe how many mistakes there were including my favorite: stationAry.
Any thoughts? Is this something you need help with? Would you read it if I posted? Would you take my advice and not get offended? :)