If the words “spelling and grammar” take you back to grade-school nightmares, know that you are not alone. There are some people who remember diagramming sentences as a form of torture, and then there are whole generations that came after who ask, “What is diagramming a sentence?” They never learned the basis of structuring a sentence.
When completing your mystery shopping reports, we do not require you to to be an English major. Yet taking the time to write complete, thought-filled sentences that make sense is a necessity.
There are websites such as grammarly.com and spellcheckplus.com that make it simple to double-check a sentence or word you may be unsure about. Bookmark these sites and use them when writing your reports.
These tips can also help with submitting high-quality reports:
- Take the time to re-read your report to ensure it makes sense.
- Install a dictionary/thesaurus program on your computer and keep it open when composing your report to quickly check spellings, definitions, or to discover new word synonyms and meanings.
- Copy/paste the entire text of your report into a word-processing program and allow it to check spelling and grammar.
- Ask a friend of family member to proofread your report for errors you – or your programs – may have overlooked.
Your writing reflects how much you care about what you are doing. When your commentary needs little editing or changing, we believe you took time to carefully make the required observations, and we have little doubt as to your proficiency as a mystery shopper. We will acknowledge your efforts with a good rating and repeat mystery shopping assignments.