A helpful reminder – proofreading shouldn’t be taken lightly, and can be the most important step in the creation of anything written. Just ask the University of Texas at Austin who has provided us with a perfect example of how not proofing their final commencement brochure has caused embarrassment for them and a good laugh for many.
It can happen to the best of us. When you’re trying to get the job and your resume or portfolio has a glaring typo or mistake, it can cost you – and not just your reputation, but your chance at landing that job.
So remember – don’t rely solely on your spell check to be the end-all be-all of your proofreading process. Take a few moments to thoroughly review your copy, and ask a friend to do so as well (a fresh set of eyes can make all the difference!)