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Do writers need to be able to spell?

2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 31According to newspaper reports, the educational academic Sugatra Mitra, lessons in spelling 'have no place in 21st century schools'. His view is that the technology will sort it out for you.

I suppose he is thinking of things like predictive text, because he says:

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10 attributes of professional writers -- #6: Proofread properly

Last year a teenager sent me an article with a covering email saying:

Sorry, I didn’t have time to proofread it properly. Sure you can sort it out!

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