Is it possible to correct spelling errors for names in records? How do i go about doing this?
You can edit the name in the Source Title but not in the record itself. Select the Source tab and click on the record that you want to edit. Then click on Edit under the source title. This will display the Event Date and Source Title which you can edit.
IF, your are referring to the Record of "Deceased" individuals/persons in the "Family Tree" PART of 'FamilySearch'; THEN, the short answer is, 'Yes', you can do that; as, ANY "Registered" User/Patrons can do that.
As 'Leroy' has already proffered ...
IF, your are referring to the "Records", from all around the World, in the "Search" (Records) Part of 'FamilySearch', that being the "Sources"; THEN, that is another matter entirely, some you can; but, some, you cannot.
Often, the "Sources" by 'FamilySearch', have the capability to "Edit" the "Details" of SOME of the information in those "Sources" (including: "Name").
IF, that ability EXISTS; THEN, you will see a "Blue' "EDIT" link, next to the particular "Detail" that can be "Edited".
Usually, the "Sources" in 'FamilySearch', from OTHER Websites, CANNOT be "Edited - at present.
Here are some Articles in 'FamilySearch':
Editing Names on Indexed Records—FamilySearch Update
How do I fix indexing or transcription errors in historical records?
How do I edit or delete a correction that I made to an indexed historical record?
I hope this helps.
Depends on what you mean by "in records".
If you mean "in a historical record", such as an image of an enumeration sheet from a census, then the answer is no, of course not. That'd be like trying to change history. Yes, census workers and clerks made and make all sorts of errors; that's life.
If you mean "in an index", then the answer is possibly; it depends on the index. If a name, date, or place is editable, there will be an "edit" link next to the field.
If you mean "in FamilySearch's family tree", then the answer is yes, of course. It's a shared, open-edit tree.