This article explains how to write a clear, effective business email. When you apply these methods, you will write more quickly and confidently, knowing your emails will be so well written you always get the response you want. Formatting tips and best practices are in the explanation below the following email. We’re going to examine the following email from Jessica to her team. An explanation of what makes the email clear and easy to understand […]

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Business writers can learn how to write email that has impact. They just have to learn the following four key skills business writers are using today to write high-quality emails that have the effect on readers the writers want to have. Email Writing Skill 1: Use Key Terms to Make Concepts Clear for Readers. Words represent concepts. Once you introduce a concept using a term, you must not change the term because the reader may […]

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The more words in your email sentences, the more likely it is that readers will forget or distort the meanings of some of the words. Another consequence of using too many words in your email is that readers become mentally fatigued and bored with the text. Reading words, interpreting their meanings, and combining the words to form a whole message take time and energy. The following paragraph from an email contains too many words for […]

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You can write emails that have the impact you want them to have. To ensure readers know, believe, or do what you want, you must communicate clearly to all readers. Your business vocabulary is central to successful communication. The average business reader understands vocabulary at a 10th grade level. That means some are reading at the 8th to 9th grade level. The average person in the general public understands vocabulary at the 8th to 9th […]

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Businesspeople use email writing to convey messages that in the past would have been conveyed through speaking. When the message was delivered in person, the listener could ask questions to help the listener understand the message. The weakness of the email medium is that the receiver of the messages cannot ask questions. Email writing must be structured to convey the message so clearly that all readers will understand it at first reading without the benefit […]

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These 21 tips for business email writing are the essence of the training presented in the Business Writing Center email course materials. Professional Email Writing Guideline 1 Follow good business email etiquette Write business emails containing only content you would be willing to send to everyone involved. Don’t write gossip, very personal issues, or sensitive issues in email. Business emails are commonly forwarded and circulated, so write as though everyone involved is going to read […]

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Writing Clear, Effective Email Course ‑ Self-Study (BWC35) Business email writing course for self-motivated learners who don’t want instructor coaching and training Email writing training teaching email writing that has impact Dozens of interactive exercises on email writing training Business email course with many examples of effective business emails Online, informative, easy-to-read lessons in writing professional email Lessons in the email writing course from first draft to final draft Tuition $69   Syllabus: BWC35 Writing Clear, […]

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Email is certainly a useful tool. For private users, it’s a way to keep in touch with friends and relatives. Email at this level is often informal, uses emoticons 🙂 and slang, and in many ways resembles casual, conversational communication. At the corporate level, email allows professionals to solve problems, conduct business, collaborate, and keep in touch in a manner sometimes more convenient than phone calls, faxes, and in-person contact. Business people should not confuse […]

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