When Is It Best to Write a Letter Instead of an E-mail? by Natalie Canavor
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This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing (ISBN: 9780137153152) by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz. Available in print and digital formats.


When to write a letter, not an e-mail--and how to make sure that letter does the job!


Even in the digital age, businesspeople use letters for building client relations, proposals, references, invitations, and other formal occasions of the business world. In each case, the step-by-step process will focus your thinking so you come up with the right presentation. To achieve your goal, consciously decide when you are writing a letter and think it through as a letter.




About Natalie Canavor

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Natalie Canavor’s publications, articles, Web sites, and scripts have won international recognition. She successfully launched four monthly national magazines for business and professional audiences and directed all communications for New York State’s largest educational agency, where she supervised hundreds of publications and advised leaders on PR strategy. Her journalism credits include numerous features for The New York Times and Newsday. Canavor serves with the Consulting Group of Adelphi University’s Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Claire Meirowitz, an award-winning author, has served as project manager and copy editor for leading business, technology, and educational publications ranging from InformationWeek and InternetWeek to Office World News and EdTech for Higher Education; and for publishers including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CMP Media LLC, Ziff-Davis Media, Interex, and United Technical Publications. She has managed projects and edited materials for IBM, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, Kodak, Merant, MOCA, and Qwest Communications.
Published February 28, 2010 by FT Press. 13 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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