According to the Grammarist, adviser and advisor are both accepted spellings of the noun meaning one who advises or counsels. There is no difference between them. However, adviser, the older version, is listed as the primary spelling in most dictionaries, and it is about five times more common than advisor in current news publications from throughout the English-speaking world.

This preference in usage is probably what led usage guides like Fowler’s, Garner’s, and the AP Stylebook to list adviser as the preferred spelling.

There is a somewhat popular myth that circulates around that adviser is the preferred spelling in British English and advisor is the preferred spelling in American English. This is not true – in both British and American English, the traditional spelling adviser predominates.

So why are we bringing so much attention to something as simple as a vowel?

We have been asked why HAWK Advisers chose the e vowel instead of the more “common” o.

This is why.

HAWK Advisers is here to serve you, our customer. As a policyholder, it is important to find an insurance agency that provides you with service that is better, makes you wiser, and can help you recover after a loss.

So why do we spell advisers with an e?

  • It’s actually the proper spelling
  • We are an insurance broker
  • We partner with multiple insurance carriers
  • Because whether you are a HOMEOWNER, RENTER, PET LOVER, BOATER, DRIVER, EMPLOYER, MOUNTAIN BIKER, RUNNER, GOLFER, SKIER, GARDENER, CARPENTER, READER, PAINTER, BAKER, HUNTER, TRAVELER… there is a HAWK Adviser ready to partner with YOU!