Don't ya think

Becky - posted on 10/26/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




That if you are posting an ad for a professional service on a website, you should spell-check and proof read it first?

I have been browsing ads for dayhomes on Kijiji this evening because I am strongly considering opening one up after this little one is born and I'm looking for dayhomes that have websites I can snoop on. I have come across some real winner ads. Here's one little gem:

"Approved family Day Home subsidy available is accepting children ages 3years and up. Little treasures Day Home is Smoke Free, Nut-Free day home with Lots of toys! I afar a variety of education and fun activities for several ages. Such as coloring, drawing, painting, art crafts, puzzles, story time, dancing music time, going to the par, outdoors play, and of course lots of Free Play! All meals are nutritious & home cooked breakfast and lunch I also provide tasty nutritious& snakes twice a day. FIRST AID CERTIFIED "

Hmmm, not so sure I want my child given snakes twice a day!! I mean c'mon. I get that people occassionally mistype or misspell words, and if you're on a forum like this or you're just trying to sell your baby clothes, I don't care about your typing or spelling. But if you are trying to present yourself as a professional who is capable of teaching my child some basic early learning skills and you want me to take you seriously, for goodness sakes, take 2 minutes to proof-read your ad!

This wasn't the only one I came across either. The next one down from her misspelled the name of her community!


Angela - posted on 10/27/2011




I just was watching a news program where the owner of a website showed how misspellings hurt sales. They proved it by the numbers of sales after some misspelling were corrected. The sales jumped up.

I certainly find it unprofessional and it gives me doubts.


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Angela - posted on 10/27/2011




I admit I am a terrible speller and I am also a fast typer, texter...too lazy at times to spell check grammar check my post etc. However if I am in a professional environment you bet I check and triple check. I expect others to do the same.
No, that would not be a choice of mine at all for day care!

Stifler's - posted on 10/27/2011




Totally unprofessional. I hate misspelled words and poor grammar in general let alone a person who is going to be looking after my kids.

Amanda - posted on 10/26/2011




Of course you should. I personally think it's unprofessional to put out an ad that hasn't been proof read for mistakes

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