I've mentioned before that, as a published writer, I get invited to conferences and to speak to various audiences. Which is part of the job, I guess. Sometimes, I get invited to speak at a school and, late last week, I received such a letter from a librarian at a juvenile facility.
Normally, I'd just confirm and go, but... I dunno. I've stopped officially writing the books that put my name on the list to start with. I'm not so sure that talking about those books - and giving freebies, since I always give freebies - is the best topic for that audience. And, last but certainly not least, the letter is chock-full of errors in spelling, word usage, and grammar.
I'm used to reading things written like this from high school kids, even some college kids (like my daughter who seemed to purposely ignore grammar and spelling because 'That's what mom does, and I can't do things like mom!' I do have to admit, tho, that college English pretty much nipped her crap-spelling in the bud, though. lol) But to have this come from a school librarian, let alone one set with the task of contacting authors to come speak, kind of bothers me.
I am not, nor have I ever been, a grammar nazi. I am fluent in typo (or as a few of us call them, ty-fu aka typing fuckups) but, damn. This isn't chatting or a quickie email to a friend. This is a business letter. To WRITERS.
Mutter mutter. What to do? What to do?