I'm a Canadian about to start work in the US. Is it appropriate to continue to use Canadian spelling in my new workplace? Obviously, if I were to author anything client-facing, I would use whatever spelling is most familiar to the client (or whatever my company's policy dictates). But can I keep my Canadian spellings in emails, internal documents, and other internal communications?
To be clear, I don't mind being "outed" by my non-American spellings. I just don't want to come across as uneducated or unprofessional.
I would be okay if a colleague saw my writing and thought, "Oh, Ord is using British-looking spellings. He's probably from a Commonwealth country."
I would not be okay if a colleague saw my writing and thought, "Oh, Ord is making spelling mistakes everywhere. How unprofessional."
This is a professional workplace. Fairly standard office environment. I'm a programmer, if that's useful context.