I have to admit, it’s pretty damn funny when I read the numerous posts on FB about what auto-correct has to say, but when it happens to me, not so humorous! In the past, I’ve only really been afflicted on my phone, which everyone seems to sort of understand and can appreciate the sticky situation. However, in the past couple of weeks, I find it happening ALL the time on my computer. In this post alone, I had four words automatically correct and it was not what I meant to say at all. Afflicted became “fixed” and understand became “undie” when I accidentally typed in undj. And a particular problem with this is that when I know I have typed in the wrong letter and go back to make the correction, I blindly may be typing letters now associated with a different word unless I pay close attention.
This type of problem can be more than annoying and time consuming to go back and check every single word (which I have been trying to do more consistently), and I plan to try and figure out how to turn that damn auto-correct OFF, it can be damaging to your business. The reader may not know you, so when they see something that clearly doesn’t make sense, or is inappropriate, they may get the wrong impression about your professionalism, or competence.
So the point of this post, other than to take a moment to b%#$@ and complain, is to say, take the time to read over your work before you press send, publish, or submit. It could make a difference in what people think of you and your company.