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Business letters – helpful hints

Helpful Hints for Business Letters

Before writing a business letter, consider the following:


Why am I writing this letter?

What do I hope to accomplish?

What action do I want from my reader?

Your Audience

Who will read this letter?

How can I appeal to the reader’s interest?

What attitude might the reader have toward this information?

Will the reader consider this good news or bad news?


What information should be included first/last?

What details does the reader need to know?

Does my conclusion motivate the reader to do something?

Do I end the letter in a positive and polite manner?


Do I use a professional business letter format?

Do my language and style show a positive attitude toward the reader/the company/the product/the information.

Will my reader be offended by anything in the letter?


Are there any spelling errors, typos, etc.?

Is the format of the letter appropriate?

Have I signed my name?

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