Why the Habit of Accuracy Matters Whenever You Write (HT @bastardsheep)

I think this is definitely something to bear in mind:

I recognise [that] different modes of communication demand different voices. The way I write a story for Lifehacker is quite distinct from how I express myself on Twitter or in a text message to friends. The vocabulary, tone and structure will all vary. But one key element won’t.

In all those contexts, I use capital letters and punctuation correctly, and aim for accurate spelling. I don’t say to myself “this doesn’t matter”. It always matters. To gain the habit of accuracy, you need to aim for accuracy all the time.

I think that when it comes time to write that perfect introduction, query or cover letter, you will thank your deeply-ingrained habits.

Read it here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/01/why-the-habit-of-accuracy-matters-whenever-you-write/