Business Writing

How to make your writing more formal?

July 20, 2013

While communicating with business people, the language you use must be consistently appropriate in style and tone. The following are the basic features of formal writing. Write all verbs in full. Do not use contracted forms like don’t or can’t. Do not use abbreviations such as info (for information) and asap (for as soon as […]

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Changing rules of formal and informal writing

September 19, 2012

Writing has generally been more formal and speech more informal. However, these distinctions are beginning to change. In fact, English used in business situations has started becoming less formal. Many forms (for example, the use of personal pronouns) that were once considered inappropriate in formal writing are now considered perfectly acceptable. Similar changes are being […]

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How to write a thank-you letter?

August 26, 2012

Somebody has just offered you a good job or sent you a nice gift. Writing a ‘Thank you letter’ is the best way to show your appreciation. Here are a few tips to write a courteous thank-you letter. Address your letter to a specific person Whether you are writing a thank-you letter or some other […]

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Letter writing

August 23, 2012

You can find four basic elements in both formal and informal letters: a salutation, an introduction, body text and a conclusion with signature. Salutation The salutation is also known as the greeting. Formal letters often begin with Dear Sir/Madam. If you know the name of the person you are writing to, use it instead of […]

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Business Writing Tips

May 28, 2010

All business material should be written in a professional way which means that it should be clear, concise, and formal. Avoid technical jargon that only industry insiders will understand. Also avoid buzzwords. So what exactly is meant by clear and concise business writing? Well, clear and concise means that you should avoid: Vague or ambiguous […]

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Ten Common Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling Errors to Avoid in Business Writing

May 27, 2010

“When will I ever use this?” you may have thought as you sat in that high-school English class. Now, all grown up, you find yourself writing far more than you ever would have expected. E-mails, proposals, letters, and résumés – the written word is everywhere, even in the electronic age. Writing might not be your […]

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