Because you’re not sloppy: Careless vs. care less

Oh what a difference a space makes – so don’t be careless and make this typo.

“Careless” with no space means to be negligent or reckless because one hasn’t put enough forethought into or isn’t paying attention to something. For example: Jenny’s careless driving led to a head-on collision.

“Care less” with a space means to that one isn’t interested. For example: A long-time egghead, Jill couldn’t care less about the big football game.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.