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Email Writing Tips

It is all too easy to make errors when writing and sending emails. We have all heard horror stories about employees accidentally sending angry emails about their boss, to the boss, as well as stories about emails full of spelling and grammatical errors and misleading information. Here are some tips to make sure that your emails don’t land you in hot water.

  • Write a meaningful subject line.
  • Keep the message focused and readable.
  • Avoid attachments.
  • Identify yourself clearly.
  • Be kind — don’t flame.
  • Proofread.
  • Don’t assume privacy.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal situations.
  • Respond Promptly.
  • Show Respect and Restraint.

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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