Friday, February 14, 2014


If I could choose any job in the world, I’d be a spell-checker.


I’d enjoy it so much I wouldn’t even want to be paid, as long as they let me cross things out in red (green doesn’t feel anywhere near as satisfying).

Is it rude to let someone know there are spelling mistakes in their writing? I don’t find it rude; I love it when my mum emails me to point out errors she’s noticed in my blog posts, and I’m embarrassed if I read back over old posts (or text messages, or emails, or Facebook posts) I’ve written and spot a sneaky spello.  Do others feel this way, though? I always want to point them out, but I fear it will seem nitpicky and arrogant when I’m actually trying to be kind and helpful. I especially wrestle with this question when it comes to business-related writing.

Belle: Making the world a more beautiful place, one typo at a time.


P.S. I wanted to include a spelling error in here just to see how you’d react, but I COULDN’T DO IT.

P.P.S Unless I accidentally did, which would be embarrassing.


  1. How about a copyeditor? It's essentially the same thing.

    1. I love the idea, but I have the impression (not sure why or how!) that it'd be hard to find work as an editor, and I'm determined to study something employable next time round...