#27 - 30 Tips in 30 Days

30 LinkedIn Tips: #27/30 – Proof read

30 short, useful, actionable LinkedIn tips in 30 days from David Petherick. #30by30 #DoctorLinkedIn

#27/30: Proof read. Check your work before you publish.

How many times have you seen trrible spalling erors or grammir mistaken that spoil an otherwise good profile or post?

Too often, is the answer. And it makes the author look careless or ignorant.

Don't be that person.

There are at time of writing 365,823 people calling themselves a 'Manger' on LinkedIn. Don't be one of them.

Manager or Manger?

Manager or Manger? Click image to see how many people on LinkedIn make this mistake!

Check your work before you publish.

For your profile:

  • Write in a separate editor, and then sit back with a printout and a pen to check that it all makes sense.
  • Hand it to a friend, colleague or professional editor and ask them to check it through.

When adding an update:

  • Use a browser style or spellchecking add-on such as Grammarly. I use Firefox's free spellchecking add-on with a UK or US English dictionary.

You'll be surprised how often what you thought was perfect, is imperfect. Or where you can simplify something you've made sound far too damn complex.

So do a check first, and then upload to your profile, or your post.

About David Petherick

David Petherick is Doctor LinkedIn and writes LinkedIn profiles for a living and offers live online 'surgery'. He makes your online presence visible, legible and credible. Follow David on Twitter at @petherick. Click mzs.es/free to book a free ten-minute call or skype with David today for confidential, impartial advice on how you can improve your LinkedIn Profile with no sales nonsense.