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Does spelling and grammar matter in an email?

Tuesday March 1st, 2011, 9:30 am

Yes, according to a recent survey we conducted. 21% consider spelling mistakes are unprofessional and 79% feel they convey a sloppy image of you as the sender.

Most people like the emails they receive to be grammatically correct. 29% feel poor grammar is unprofessional and 63% feel it makes you look sloppy.

Indeed one of the fist questions I am often asked when running a workshop is ‘will you teach people how to write a good business email’.  Not surprising so few young workers have good email etiquette when school teachers send out emails littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

What is your opinion? Does a poorly worded and constructed email annoy you?

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