I work in a small development company which has an open and friendly atmosphere, and am the most junior employee. We have a cloud-based repository for user documentation, private documents such as server specifications and developer deployment guides. Many of these are written with haste or aren't proof read, and often when I read through the documents for my work tasks I come across simple spelling mistakes, typos and incorrect grammar. In other instances, in the code I come across many typos in debug statements, console output and messages that are presented to the user.
Would it be considered bad etiquette, or petty if:
- I edited these documents to fix grammar and spelling, especially on the documents which aren't public-facing?
- The original author is dyslexic?
- I were to commit fixes to spelling and grammar mistakes in code, and make no changes to the actual functionality of the code?