Believe it or not, I saw this posted as an event on Facebook this morning. The author was promoting her event and didn’t even spell the name of the book store correctly. (Noble). Maybe she was just in a hurry but, even so, she should’ve taken the time to checking her spelling since it was being posted in front of thousands of eyes.
That brings me to the subject of spelling and how important it is to check it BEFORE submitting a press release. Misspelled words will make your credibility come into question—especially if you’re an author. One might wonder if your book is also filled with typos and other grammatical errors.
OK, so here’s a made up press release with some of the most commonly misspelled words. How many did you find?
***The first person who correctly guesses the number of misspelled words will win a free copy of my BAMedia Contacts Directory.*** (Cut and paste press release in email with misspelled words highlighted in bold. Submit by November 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org ).
New Car Dealership Comes to the Triangle
Congradulations to Taylor’s Automotive for finding a location in Raleigh to set up they’re new automobile dealership. The Mayor says, “It is a priviledge to have such a fine business here. Their the epitomy of what automobile companies should be like.”
Andy Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Automotive says the location came highly reccomended to him by people in the community. “We initially thought being next to a cemetary would be disasterous for our business but that’s not the case at all. We don’t think we will loose any business by being in this location.”
To celebrate they’re grand opening, Taylor Automotive will be inviting the general public in for a pig pickin’ complete with all the fixins’ including marshmellows. “We don’t want to embarass anybody by doing this. We just figured that since we’re in the south, it’s our perogrative to do what we want to make future customers feel welcome.”
To registrar for the celebretion in advance, please call Taylor Automotive at 919-555-1919.
The grand opening is tenatively set for November 21.