(Closed) I emailed my videographer to correct his spelling and grammar in his ad…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm… how did your tone come across? Helpful or know-it-ally? Ouch! I totally understand, though. I’m a grammar freak, myself!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey! We’re getting married on the same day! Good luck!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You really can’t know if he took it the wrong way or if he’s just busy. I’ve sometimes worried that I’ve offended people only to find out that they hadn’t responded because they were just busy. Of course, he could be offended too – in the end, no matter how helpful and well-meant, you did give him unsolicited advice. People can react badly. Maybe send a follow-up email telling him how much you’re looking forward to working with him and some stupid small question? Don’t mention the grammar email at all.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My photographer has a zillion words incorrect on her website and her blog. It drives me bonkers. “there” for “their” and everything. Frankly, it makes her look really dumb. You can’t help that other people don’t have good grammar unfortunately. I’m sure he’s likely so embarassed he’s hiding and doesn’t respond to you.

I really really really want to email my photographer. It’s driving me nuts! But honestly, if she hasn’t figured out by now that her english is that of a middle school student, it’ll probably never get fixed

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How quickly did he get back to you before?  It’s quite possible that they either a) don’t respond to a lot of non-inquiry non-work related emails or b) he sees no reason to respond to your email at all.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I think I would have waited till after I got my video back to let him know.  But if he seemed like a nice person then maybe he’s just embarassed or busy?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

<span style=”font-size: 7pt; color: black; font-family: Verdana;”>My guess is that he is embarrassed and that he doesn’t know how to respond to you.  Was the entire point of your e-mail to correct him?  If so, there is no need for him to respond to you.  Are there things that you aren’t very good at?  If so, how would you feel if one of your clients criticized you for it?

<span style=”font-size: 7pt; color: black; font-family: Verdana;”>Some people have problems with spelling and grammar, I am one of them (more with the spelling).  My whole family has problems spelling but we are great at math and geometry.  I grew up moving back and forth between Ireland and the US where I was constantly learning different ways of spelling the same words and different rules of grammar.  Now I have problems spelling and my grammar isn’t great. 

<span style=”font-size: 7pt; color: black; font-family: Verdana;”>I understand that you think you were being helpful but I really don’t think it was a good idea to correct him.

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