Didn’t you start missing your school English teacher, after reading the above question? Who would have thought that nouns, pronouns, verbs and adverbs could also affect your business. Grammar is what the English language is known for.
You can write a wonderful article with everything interesting and nice. All of it is going to be in vain if you haven’t presented the article well and have grammatical mistakes. When clients open your website, they are greatly influenced by your content. It is how they decide if they’re interested in doing business with you. A poor grammar in your content can play havoc with your reputation.
It is therefore very important that you double check your content and ward off all the chances of it being grammatically wrong.
Social Networking and Grammar
You might dispute the above fact by saying that in this era of networking and short forms no one is really concerned about grammar. A cursory glance at a Facebook page is enough evidence to the fact. Honestly, the entire concept is without any base.
Grammar cannot be replaced no matter how many networking sites you indulge in, the beauty of a properly structured sentence cannot be disagreed upon. It leaves a lasting impact on the people. They are more inclined to work with you.
Poor grammar could lead to a lot of confusion. You might mean something completely different from what is projected. This might be detrimental to your business because the client might take it in a wrong way. Unclaimed promises are what follow. All of this can create a very messy situation with your clients not knowing what you’re trying to convey.
Clarifying confusions can be an option. But then in this era of competition and rat-race, who has the time to do that? You cannot personally meet up every client and explain what you meant. This kills the very reason why you posted content on your website in the first place.
Builds up your reputation
A good grammar never goes waste. If your content is flawless with appropriate grammar, people will be more attracted to you. It conveys that you’re prudent and will take concrete decisions. This will ensure that your clients start having faith in your capabilities. On the other hand, a poor grammar might keep them wondering that what more you don’t know. They might start bearing doubts about your skills. It reflects that you’ve been procrastinating. This gives you a very negative image.
A poor grammar will only turn you into a subject to mock at. People will make fun of you. If you have built up such an extended business, they expect you to be wise enough not to make such mistakes. The importance of proper grammar is being felt more and more. Maybe it is for this reason that the companies who make fewer grammatical errors have been on the rise in recent times. A flawless content with proper grammar is therefore very important.
How can MS Word help you?
MS word has been a blessing in such a case. It has revolutionized the very way we view grammar. All the mistakes you made are underlined for you to check it later. Here are some tips how you can create a file free from errors:
- If there is any new word, you can always add it to the dictionary
- You even get an option to disable the option of grammar check
- If there is a certain term related to your business which is not in its dictionary, you can always skip the text.
- You do not have to depend on the style to skip the text.
- You can prevent it from pointing out the website addresses as wrong
- The F7 option helps you to carry out a spell check. This can be done for the entire document or a particular word.
- Double check it yourself.
How can you edit a PDF file?
There might be instances when you will want to edit a PDF file. There are two alternatives available to you. You could do the work online using a website that has such a feature. There are a host of them available out there.
Another option is to use OCR software. This is termed as Optical Character Reader. It helps you to convert scanned images and PDF documents to other editable formats like word, excel, text, etc. This software can be of great help to you.
You can choose any of the two available options as per your need.
You might now be convinced that it is very important to have content that is grammatically correct and appealing but also well edited. This will pave a long way in peaking up your business.
Evangelist Usman Raza is co-founder of Life of Jesus Ministries and digital marketing guru. When not working there is 99% chance that he is praying with his family. Usman played vital role in developing following brands headsetzone.com, adswish.com, Matchzup.com. He loves exercise, yoga, procrastination, cooking, OCR software, web hosting and traveling to new places.