#writetip There are too many ways to spell the same word and be correct. My goal is to spell consistently, thinking that should do the trick and I’ll end up with a professional manuscript.
Now I’m having my third novel, Burnt, proofread by two people. One is Canadian, the other American. The American is circling words that are misspelled . . . but are they?
Let’s look at the word: travel
Say, one of my character takes a trip.
Canadian Spelling: She TRAVELLED by car.
American Spelling: She TRAVELED by car.
I’m Canadian and want to use Canadian spelling, but what happens if I get lucky and get published in both countries? Will one set of readers think I can’t spell?
Any opinions on this one?