Writing Faster, And With No Mistakes
Writing faster and more accurately is a goal a lot of people try to achieve. But everyone makes mistakes when they type. Even if you’re good, you occasionally mess up. It might be a physical mess up, like hitting the wrong key, or it could be a mental slip, like spelling ‘receipt’ the wrong way. Regardless, it’s a mistake and it must be corrected.
If you catch the mistake right away, like realizing, ’damn, I hit the ‘s’ key instead of ‘a’, it’s not too much trouble. You simply delete the ‘s’ and type the ‘a.’ It’s when you don’t realize that you’ve made a mistake that it causes trouble. The mistake must be found by your editor, or proofreader (You do use both, right?), or by you when you peruse it one final time. (You do that, too, don’t you?)
No matter which way you look at it, if you don’t catch the mistakes immediately, it presents problems. So how does writing faster help you avoid mistakes. It seems contradictory.
Writing Faster Does Not Mean More Mistakes
in fact, when using this method, writing faster produces fewer mistakes.
The method I’m talking about, of course, is using Text Expander™. It is a text expansion app, but it’s not just for text expansion. As I stated in my book, No Mistakes Writing, Volume I—Writing Shortcuts, I use it for data storage, writing shortcuts, keeping track of all types of ‘rules’, words and phrases in other languages—in general, an all-around memory tool. I have access to tens of thousands of phone numbers, hundreds of thousand of emails, company addresses, recruiting lists by the score, and lots more. I also use it for writing in Markdown and keeping track of html. (The little bit I’ve learned.)
Computers Don’t Make Mistakes
It’s something I’ve been telling my wife and kids for decades. A computer might crash. It may fail to work. In rare instances it may even make an error if it’s programmed wrong, but in general, computers do not make mistakes. If something goes wrong, it’s not ‘the computer’s fault’, as you are likely to hear people say.
Armed with that tidbit of knowledge, it’s easy to see why the writing faster statement does not equal more mistakes. Because if we presume you entered the data into Text Expander™ correctly, it will come out the same way—correctly.
Writing Faster and With No Mistakes?
I’m not going to promise you no mistakes, but I’m convinced there will be fewer mistakes. I’d be much more convinced if you read my book (hint) and followed the suggestions. in fact, if you try it out and don’t agree that the price of the book was worth the money, I’ll gladly refund your purchase.
I make this offer with confidence. I’m so convinced that you will soon be writing faster and making fewer mistakes, that the few bucks you spent on this book will seem insignificant; in fact, it will seem to be a bargain.
And here’s another one to check out. If you use PDFs, and you’ve been frustrated by your inability to edit or change things, use PDF Pen Pro. Nothing is better.
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If You’re Smart, You Will…
…use Text Expander™ as a way of writing faster and a way to avoid mistakes. There are so many things you can do with Text Expander™, that it is impossible to cover in one post; in fact, I wrote an entire book on it and still didn’t cover all of the territory.
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Giacomo Giammatteo is the author of gritty crime dramas about murder, mystery, and family. And he also writes non-fiction books including the No Mistakes Careers series as well as books about grammar and publishing. See the complete list here.
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