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3 Reasons I Won’t Judge Your Spelling

Please excuse the spelling and handwriting

So say many of my clients. I really don’t mind some dodgy spelling though, in fact, I welcome it and this is the reason why.

Bad spelling is often a sign of a creative mind

Our minds work in odd ways and it seems that people who are very visual find the words on a page thing a bit of a puzzle. They also find the English language very odd. Two too and to or there and their, I won’t go on.

I wouldn’t want you to judge my drawing or painting

I know a lot of people with a talent that astounds me. They draw, paint, make things and have endless ideas. I really wouldn’t want them to judge (or even see) my drawings. I can make it as far as stick men but that’s about as far as it goes. We all have different things we find easy so we shouldn’t look down on others who find these things hard.

Its My Job, Not Yours

My job is to produce a well presented document which has accurate spelling and grammar. I expect you to get lost in your work and keep your creative flow.

My Tip To You

Always spell a word as it sounds. It may not be correctly spelt but everyone reading it will understand what you mean. And apostrophes (‘) – if you’re not sure, don’t. This is because people are more likely to notice a wrong one rather than a missing one.

You can also use a programme on your pc such as Grammarly.com which automatically highlights any spelling or grammatical mistakes and helps you fix them.

Is Spelling Important?

Yes and no. Spelling helps people understand us. When writing for ourselves and people who know and understand us already it’s not important. If we need to fill in a form, or make an impression on someone we don’t know, it’s more important to get it right. In that case, it is better to ask a family member friend or VA to help you rather than spend hours stressing out about it.

I work for creative people, who prefer visual things to the written word, people with lots of ideas and not a lot of time. If I can help you therefore, either with your social media, some typing or transcription, please call me on 07974 701526 or email to [email protected] I will be glad to help.

Help with Spelling

Keep Kids Occupied with Adobe Acrobat Reader

Keeping Kids Occupied Is A Major Parenting Priority

You are out and about and you need to keep your kids occupied for five or ten minutes. However, you don’t want them playing a noisy game on your mobile or looking at inane YouTube videos.

Or, you are trying to work from home and you need something to keep your little one occupied. The problem is it seems they want to be like you and work on YOUR laptop.

There is a little trick I have used many times to keep the under fives, with a desire to do one tiny drawing per page, occupied.

You Need Two Things

The two things you need are Adobe Acrobat Reader downloaded on your mobile or tablet and a Blank PDF. I have prepared one for you to save you the time of creating one.

You can choose from many apps, all designed at keeping your kids occupied. I like this one because of its simplicity and the fact that I have one on my phone anyway.

Watch this video to see how easy it is:

I hope that it works for you. Let me know if it manages to keep your little ones occupied for more than 5 minutes.

Working from home can be challenging, especially during school holidays or when the children are little. You may find the blog You Can Enjoy School Holidays When You Work From Home helpful.

Or you can call me on 07974 701526 or email to [email protected] so that we can talk about how I can help with some of your admin tasks leaving you more time for your family. We can arrange to chat over Skype or WhatsApp. If you live locally to Wrexham, Chester or Llangollen we can meet in person.

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