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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

How To Write A Business Letter

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A business letter represents you,
your business. Everyone can't afford
the services of a secretary. The business
letter is simple to write.

It can be as many pages as you like.
Often times, a business letter is written
to offer a service/product, to get information
about products/services, and/or, just to
understand terms between two parties.

The business letter is single spaced,
except between paragraphs.

Your name, business name, address,
city, state, fax, and telephone number
starts the letter off. Those lines are single

Next, double space to date it.

Again, double space. In single spaces,
write the name, title of the person its
intended for, address, city, state, and
zip code.

Double space, Dear Mz. M., is the
person its intended for.

Double space, the first line states why
you're contacting her. The paragraph
should be clear. People are short on time,
and if the first paragraph is confusing, the
rest of it will not be read.

The second paragraph is more specific.
Expand on major points, any contact that
you've had with the person.

If there is something you need to mention,
write it in the third paragraph.

Is a fourth paragraph necessary?

Close the letter. I'd like to thank you for
your time.

Double space. Sincerely is typed.

Double space, twice. Type your name.
Sign the letter above your typed name.
Your position with the company is typed
below your name.

1234 Main Street
Anywhere, USA 1234-4567
Fax: 123-456-7890

April 8, 2008

Mz. M.
Business Editor
567 Race Drive
Anywhere, USA 8900-1234

Dear Mz. M.

This is where you explain why you're
contacting Mz. M.

The second paragraph gets specific.

Paragraph three includes what needs
to be mentioned.

A fourth paragraph necessary?

Close the letter. I'd like to thank you
for your time.

New Products Manager
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

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