Days ago, I posted here an upbeat message about a job I was excited about, and what a phantasmagorically great cover letter I'd written... Well, something had been bugging me for days afterward, and I finally just figured out what it is after checking my Webster's: In the cover letter, I misspelled the word "knowledgeable"! I didn't add the "e" after the "g"! (The worst thing is, when I used that word in the cover letter, I thought at the time about looking it up; but then thought, "Eh, it's one of those words where you can either leave or delete the "e" before adding the suffix, depending on house style..." Wrong!)
95% of employers wouldn't notice or care, but... copy editing/proofreading jobs??? OMFGeeeeeeee. When I was a supervisor hiring, the FIRST thing I'd notice was misspelled words in the resume!
Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgh. (Did I spell THAT right?)
Reminds me of my 6th grade spelling bee. I won the school bee and was sent on to district. I made it down to the final 6, and then was done in by "pistachio." I was thinking of "Pinocchio" and other Italian words that I'd read with 2 "c"s, and I added an extra "c" in there!