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This day may not be important to some, but I think it's one of substance. We're not all professional poets or writers, but there's little worse than seeing someone write a post, essay, letter, or document without giving it a second thought. For goodness gracious, people, at least attempt to spell words correctly or use proper grammar. I'm not being judgmental but don't dumb yourself down by throwing out words without proofreading them. Take some time to go over what you've taken the time to write.
I suppose it's because I'm more old-school. It was pounded in my head to create two spaces between sentences. I was taught to have an average knowledge of proper verbiage and to use capitalization at the beginning of a sentence.
I know we live in a day and age where slang is common (guilty!) and it doesn't matter which context we use "there" and "their" or "its" and "it's". It's a more relaxed society. And, that's okay in a text or letter between friends. But, if you want to give a knowledgeable impression to a company or publication, it wouldn't hurt to proofread your paper.
Now you know...and knowing is half the battle!
What's your opinion on the importance, or lack thereof, of proofreading?