Email, or e-mail as it is often spelt, is a massive part of everyday life, and whether business or personal emails, the words contained within an email represent the sender. Once sent, an email becomes a permanent record of a message written by you, and as such cannot be retrieved and changed to better reflect your grammar, spelling and intentions. It is a fact that people judge intelligence on the way a person writes. If you send email messages that are full of errors to co-workers and clients, they are likely to form a negative impression of you.
It is important to remember that email spell checkers aren’t foolproof, and often don’t pick up common mistakes. This is why it is absolutely imperative that you proofread every email you send. Put yourself in the position of your new boss or a client you are communicating with for the first time. Imagine receiving an email with three spelling mistakes in the copy. It looks sloppy, rushed and carefree, not an impression you want to make.
If your words are riddled with grammatical mistakes, misused words, poorly written sentences, and typographical errors, you will develop a reputation as someone with poor writing skills, not an easy reputation to shake off. It isn’t kind to laugh at people who can’t write or spell well, but in an work environment this is often the case. Don’t let your co-workers have a laugh at your expense by sending out emails with misspelt words.