Dear Experts, I sent an e-mail to someone I wanted to network with and they responded. I was so excited, I drafted my response back and hit 'send' but my Google e-mail crashed. I rebooted and saw it was saved as a draft, so I hit 'send' again, but then saw that it had saved a version with typos! (I had proofed it before hitting send the first time but not the second since I thought it was okay.) I'm really embarrassed. Do I send another e-mail apologizing or let it go? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#329 I'd send 2nd w/short "oops! computer crashed/mistakenly sent draft" note - u have 2 show u noticed. (@juliaerickson) Q#329 I'm a grammar nazi, so I would be letting them know if I sent something full of typos. (@beneubanks) Q#329 Follow-up with a short apology and explain. That should do it. It happens to us all. (@DebraWheatman) Q#329 Respond quickly with a corrected email & explanation...Otherwise you look careless and like you don't care. (@TaiGoodwin) Q#329 Stepping up & accepting immediate responsibility for mistake is a big plus at work and in life. All human. (@dawnbugni) Q#329 Send quick follow up explaining technology glitch & resulting typos. It happens to us all! (@jtodonnell) Q#329 Send a short followup explaining that your draft was accidentally sent. One mistake like this doesn't ruin your chances. (@gradversity) Q#329 4 furture, immed. make corrections, resend version w/brief explanation. Also, don't be in a hurry! (@keppie_careers) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 13, 2009