do you proof read your email?

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
April 19, 2008 3:08pm CST
i sent an email in response to an enquiry to the services we provide and i never proof read before sending the mail.the enquirer responded back within two working days asking to meet me which i obliged and we set up an appointment,he is a gentle and pleasant personality and i would love to have him as a client.after the meeting,he joked about my email saying "who sent the response email?"i answered its me,he smiled and said i never knew you could speak so smoothly how come your mail is full of errors?imagine my embarrassment?i went back to check my sent mail box and could not believe such magical and grammatical error and murderer i committed in the mail,i quickly sent another mail to say how sorry i was with the mail and how wonderful it will be for him to patronise our business so we can correct the errors in the mail with quality service,he replied saying "i believe you"Do you proof read your emails before hitting the send key?
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Apr 08
Yes, I proof read, not only for spelling but to make sure it reads right and that there are no grammatical errors. I even correct forwards that are sent to me by others, before I send them back out again! But then... I was a Secretary/PA for many years! old habits die hard, my friend. Brightest Blessings.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
19 Apr 08
oh, i see your previous jobs ahve a way of playing themselves out on our lives but its alright if they are positive things
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Apr 08
Yes... that's true, my friend.
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@nesher (237)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I know, it is unprofessional to make mistakes in the emails, but I have so many of them on the daily basis, that I cannot afford to proofread them. Sometimes, it brings a smile from the customer or my management. Last week, my manager refused to provide "price sh*t" to me:)
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
19 Apr 08
its funny how that happens but you know i will refuse to provide you with price sh*t too if i were your manager cos its not part of our business.funny
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• Canada
19 Apr 08
LOl i only proof read when am applying for jobs, or something of high important matter... If its just friends i never proof read
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
19 Apr 08
i guess you are right but it can be funny how we just get carried away with things we do most often
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@kezabelle (2985)
19 Apr 08
No but after reading that I probably should! My mum is always complaining about the typos I make them emailing her normally its because im doing it with one or more child trying to tap away on here at the same time!
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
19 Apr 08
yes you probably have a load of them on your hands buyt its necessary to check the mails before sending ,it can get us embarrassed someday
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@dio123 (1790)
• India
20 Apr 08
This is obviously an interesing question whether we proof read our mails or not before sending to the recipients as per incident Now it is for sure I will never miss to proof read any important mail before hitting the send button, thanks a lot for share your incident and this is an eye opener for all us
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Yeah. I proof read them sometimes but not all of the time. I wish I took more time to do so because I do make some typing errors in some of them. I mainly do it when I am really tired. I have also sent some things in an email that should have been posted or typed in another area. It was too late to see it when I already sent it though.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I do try to proofread every email! It comes natural me, as I was good in spelling and grammar! Typos do happen, and can be easily corrected online. It has to make sense so I read it again to make sure it does!