Re: Two Typos and You're Out

Subject: Re: Two Typos and You're Out
From: Melanie Fielek <mfielek -at- INRI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 12:44:37 -0500

On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Wing, Michael J wrote:

> There is also a difference in the kind of typos that may exist on a
> resume. The misplaced or missing apostrophe on years', year's, or years
> experience is surely less of a problem than the candidate misspelling
> his/her own name. The same with the documentation that the writer
> produces.

I spent several years creating ads for newspapers. These ads were
almost always sent out to the company's owner/manager to proofread.
The typos that most often got by them were in their names, company
names, addresses, and phone numbers. People nearly always see
what they expect to see. Another person is crucial to effective
proofreading. Yet, if you hand your resume to your spouse or a
friend, chances are they'll look at your name and see what they
expect to be there, too.

Melanie J. Fielek, Tech Writer |
Inter-National Research Institute | When the mice have cruised,
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