Everyday Letters for Busy People: Hundreds of Samples You Can Adapt at a Moment's Notice

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A Phone Call, Page, or Text Message May Be Faster, but sometimes only a letter will do. What do you do when you're a wizard of technological communication, but still aren't sure what an "inside address" is?0Use Everyday Letters for Busy People as your reference and guide. In no time, you'll be writing the kind of letters that get action, build relationships, ease tense situations, and get your message across. While the authors understand that writing a good letter takes thought and time, they will show you how to...
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Overview

A Phone Call, Page, or Text Message May Be Faster, but sometimes only a letter will do. What do you do when you're a wizard of technological communication, but still aren't sure what an "inside address" is?0Use Everyday Letters for Busy People as your reference and guide. In no time, you'll be writing the kind of letters that get action, build relationships, ease tense situations, and get your message across. While the authors understand that writing a good letter takes thought and time, they will show you how to make the process less difficult, less time-consuming, and much more effective. In addition, this completely revised and updated edition of Everyday Letters for Busy People includes a new section on how to write concise, polite, and effective e-mails...easier and faster than ever! Everyday Letters for Busy People will not only help you to create the sharpest interview follow-up, the kindest thank-you, the most heartfelt condolence, and the most effective complaint letter, it will also direct you in proper letter etiquette and help you become a better writer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147127
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 319,736
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Read This Book? 7
Chapter 1 When Is a Letter the Best Way to Communicate? 9
Chapter 2 Advice and Etiquette for E-mail Enthusiasts 13
Chapter 3 Tips for Drafting a Letter Quickly 21
Chapter 4 Entice Your Reader to Read--From Beginning to End 29
Chapter 5 The Parts of a Letter 41
Chapter 6 Forms of Address 47
Chapter 7 Letter and Envelope Formats 65
Chapter 8 Templates for Successful Letters and E-mails 79
Sample Letters and E-mail Messages
Job and Career Letters and E-mails 95
Post-Secondary School Admissions Letters 112
Parent-School Letters 123
Consumer Letters and E-mails 134
Letters for Banking and Credit Concerns 161
Letters for Medical and Insurance Concerns 177
Letters to Government Agencies 192
Letters and E-mails to U.S., State, or Local Government Officials 212
Letters About Real Estate and Legal Concerns 221
Community Action and Fund-Raising Letters 232
Letters and E-mails to the Media 246
Social Letters and E-mails 255
Index 283
Index of Sample Letters and E-mail Messages 286
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