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1 Business Letters Cover Letters and Mailing Labels too!

2 Letters  Correspondence sent from one business or individual to another.  Types of Letters:  Personal-Business Letter  Includes no letterhead (stationery)  Business Letter  Includes letterhead (stationery)  Top margin is usually 2-2 ½ inches.  Side margins are typically 1 inch.

3 Parts of a Letter  Return Address  Date  Attention Line  Letter Address (Inside Address)  Salutation  Subject Line  Body  Complimentary Close  Signature Block - writer ’ s typed name – QS below closing  Can also include writer ’ s title on same line or below.  Reference Initials  Attachment/Enclosure Notation

4 Types of Business Letters  Formats for Business Letters:  Modified Block – Date, closing, and signature block are typed at center point (six tabs over).  Block Style –Date, closing, and signature block are typed at the left margin (no indentions or tabs).  Punctuation Styles:  Open Punctuation – No punctuation after salutation or closing.  Mixed Punctuation – A colon after the salutation and a comma after the complimentary close.

5 Return Address Inside Address Salutation Closure Complimentary Close All lines begin at the left margin. Use a colon after the salutation and a comma after the complimentary close. SS within paragraphs DS between paragraphs Personal Business Letter in Block Style with Mixed Punctuation

6 Business Letter in Modified Block Style with Open Punctuation Inside Address Salutation Closure Complimentary Close Type the date and closure at centerpoint — 6 tabs over. No punctuation is used after the salutation or the complimentary close. SS within paragraphs DS between paragraphs

7 Envelopes and Mailings


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