I spend a lot of time on the PC/internet and I am typing a lot. Most of that is on msn, but there is a lot on forums, the blog and emails as well.
I care a lot about how things are spelled, I know this isn’t my first language, but I believe that I make an impression with how I type/write things, so I always attempt to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
It isn’t always that easy, for years and years I’ve been meaning to do a typing course [or something similar], as I can type relatively fast, but always have to look at the keyboard. And there are quite a few bad habits that I’ve gotten used to over the past months, such as spelling ‘the’ as ‘teh’ or ‘Thank’ as Thakns’.
It is irritating me a lot as I generally don’t realise that I make the mistakes until it is almost [or more often actually is] too late and the post/comment/email has been sent.
There are several programs teaching people to type on the internet, i.e. amazon and I’ll suppose I’ll probably do one of those soon. Has anyone ever tried them before? Do they actually work?