Grammar Mistakes Effect Your Professional Reputation

Yes, the headline contains a grammar goof. Effect vs. affect, and so on. That’s the point of this WSJ article.   Office mates say/write the darnedest things. Communication pros, too. 

“Mr. Garner, the usage expert, requires all job applicants at his nine-employee firm—including people who just want to pack boxes—to pass spelling and grammar tests before he will hire them. And he requires employees to have at least two other people copy-edit and make corrections to every important email and letter that goes out.

“Twenty-five years ago it was impossible to put your hands on something that hadn’t been professionally copy-edited,” Mr. Garner says. “Today, it is actually hard to put your hands on something that has been professionally copy-edited.”

Curious? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303410404577466662919275448.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

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