The Right Letter!: How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World

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Replaces previous edition.In today'¬?s hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab the reader'¬?s attention and hold it long after someone else'¬?s email has been discarded. It can make a strong, lasting impression on a hiring manager, potential client, or faraway friend who receives it. In other words, the letter is still an important professional and personal communication tool, one ...
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Overview

Replaces previous edition.In today'¬?s hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab the reader'¬?s attention and hold it long after someone else'¬?s email has been discarded. It can make a strong, lasting impression on a hiring manager, potential client, or faraway friend who receives it. In other words, the letter is still an important professional and personal communication tool, one that too few people know about these days. In this completely revised and updated edition of BETTER LETTERS, writing authority Jan Venolia dispenses expert advice on creating the perfect letter, covering composition, style, and format. With THE RIGHT LETTER! your message will rise above the rest.
  • This handy, portable addition to the Right! series (650,000 copies sold) is an important guide to effective letter writing, including a section on email.
  • With so many people complaining about the glut of email, spam, and misinformation, this reference is needed now more than ever.
  • Previous editions of BETTER LETTERS have sold more than 80,000 copies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580086356
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,191,973
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Mail Call xi
Part 1 Business Letters 1
1 The Nuts and Bolts of Letter-Writing 3
2 The Look of the Letter 23
3 Examples of Business Letters 45
Part 2 Personal Letters 69
4 The Joy of Personal Letters 71
5 Examples of Personal Letters 79
Part 3 Email 99
6 Avoiding Email Anarchy 101
7 Writing an Effective Email Message 109
Appendix 119
Abbreviations 121
Forms of Address 124
Internet Domain Names 135
Index 140
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