Spell correct (my term for fixing spelling as you're writing; kinda like spell check in advance) is a great thing, especially when I'm getting my fingers tangled.
But sometimes it's a pain in the butt. The other day I was writing hears, and spell correct made it heard before I could finish. I only had to change one letter, but sometimes it's done it to me with much longer words.
Usually, it's a great thing; sometimes it's not.
Blogs: If you have an editing or writing blog (or if you have a particular entry you're proud of), let me hear about it. It doesn't even have to be a writing or editing blog. I just like good writing. Thanks.
Check it out: You might look at Funds for Writers, which specializes in grants for writers.
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