Letters

Letters

THE THREE BASIC LETTER FORMATS
ELEMENTS OF A LETTER
PLANNING BUSINESS LETTERS
TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS

Business letters are an important, even critical, part of a professional’s job, They are written for many reasons, in many situations, to many audiences. They may be written to an expert to request, information, to a client to transmit a report, or to a supplier to discuss the specifications of a project Letters represent the firm, and the quality of the letter signifies the quality of the firm. Since they are so important, you must handle them well. This chapter introduces you to effective, professional letter writing by explaining the common formats for business letters, ‘ the standard elements of letters, and several common types of business letters. A good professional letter has a crisp, precise format that impresses the reader.’