According to the dictionary the term accuracy has as synonyms the words correctness, exactness and precision. Writing without mistakes or with as few mistakes as possible is the goal of any person involved in a position where they are required to type. Data entry which is in fact typing documents or entering keywords into special programs and forms is a position where the better your accuracy level the more successful you can become. To help you with these are the word processors and the spell check options. However the more mistakes you make the more it will take you to fix it since you will have to go over each document at least one more time if not twice. Also some of the data entry jobs that require you to fill in online forms do not always let you go back and verify what you wrote. Thus the most important thing in a work at home position where any kind of typing is involved is accuracy.
One thing to keep in mind even if you have the latest word processor available on the market and the best spell check is that if you make a spelling mistake and write for example "man" instead of "tan" the program will not see it as a mistake. Imagine having a few of these inaccuracies in your work. Maybe the first time it can be overlooked, but no one will forgive you forever and if the work is not properly done you might end up losing a lot of your clients if this is a work at home business or you might end up not getting paid for the forms that are not filled in correctly. The companies offering you projects and the possibility to work from home in a data entry job will not be happy with your performance if your accuracy level is not high. You might be blaming your inaccuracies on your speed, but remember but speed comes after accuracy on the prerequisite list. We all know that the more you do a thing the better you get at it and the faster you do it. So speed is something that can come with time and practice, but if your work is not accurate no one will give you the opportunity to improve your speed level.