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Before you slam your friend in his sloppy e-mail writing, make sure your own
spellchecker works too. Remember he may feel relaxed enough with you to not
worry about the quality of his e-mail. I don't critique or cringe regarding
my friends' spelling and style, but if I knew they was getting paid more
than I in the same field, then I might have a problem.
"True, it's informal e-mail, but as a professional writer, I try to present
myself as a compitent writer whether I am sending an informal e-mail to a
pal or a more formal proposal to management. "