I guess everybody faced that dilemma. While a seat down with your boss to edit a cretain document, enter comments, delete paragraphs, debate on every word. And on some point my boss types something like: ‘deat sir, it was a pleasure to meet you last weel…’
Now, off course it is an honest mistake which could happen to anyone and it's 2 words in a 5 paragraph mail.
Should I correct him? How do I do that? ‘hammm… you miswrote week…’ like I know how to write it and he doesn’t.
Well, there is no right or wrong here I guess. Due to the volume of content we produce at my work place every day I stumble to the situation very often.
First, I implement the good old 80/20 rule at first. I let 20% of these things pass so it won’t seem like all I’m doing is correcting my boss.
So now I am left to deal with 80% of the typos. I gently direct his attention to the problematic sentence: “sir, are you sure we met him last week? I remember meeting him 2 weeks ago”
And then he notices it on his own.
Second, I try to show initiative by asking to issue the mail on my part: “to share some of the work load, maybe I should contact him and continue the discussion” and so I have the chance to fix it before sending.