I was having a quick look at the new Ikea website today, and was surprised to see the typos. For example:

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Gee, if I knew there was an ‘in-store FIANCE option’ I might have gone to get one haha. Seriously though, it pays to proofread your website very carefully, and if you don’t have time, get someone to help you. If you can’t find anyone to help you, you might consider the proofreading service I offer [please click here].

If you just can’t see any errors, ask someone else to read the site [or documents] for you, to give it a fresh overview. Sometimes if you’re tired or have read something too many times, you can’t see spelling or grammar mistakes.

PS – it’s also very important to let the webmaster know there are typos on their site, so be generous with your time, it’ll only take a minute or two, let them know the url of the page, what the typo is, and the suggested correction. I’ve met some lovely people by doing this. icon smile The importance of proofreading : or How To Get A Free Fiance!

PPS – Although Ikea doesn’t have an email name to contact them by, they did have a Live Chat. The operator was very friendly and pleased I’d let them know about the typos, and offered to let the webmaster know.

Cheers
Teena

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