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Business letter writing checklist

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Business letter writing checklist

When you write a business letter, use this checklist to remind you of the key principles of effective letter writing.

Keep it Short
• Cut needless words and needless information.
• Cut stale phrases and redundant statements.
• Cut the first paragraph if it refers to previous correspondence.
• Cut the last paragraph if it asks for future correspondence.
Keep it Simple
• Use familiar words, short sentences and short paragraphs.
• Keep your subject matter as simple as possible.
• Keep related information together.
• Use a conversational style.
Keep it Strong
• Answer the reader’s question in the first paragraph.
• Give your answer and then explain why.
• Use concrete words and examples.
• Keep to the subject.
Keep it Sincere
• Answer promptly.
• Be human and as friendly as possible.
• Write as if you were talking to your reader.

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  1. elham
    November 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    ok this important information to know but u didn’t talk about the format or organization of this checklist can u explain it

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