Writing Effective Letters - Mobile
The Business Letters
Previously, it was shortly discussed that Business Letters are written messages to a person or group within a professional setting. Business letters are used when the writer would like to be formal and professional.
The main thing that differentiates a business letter from other letters is that a business letter is a legal document. The writer can be held liable for anything written in the letter. For example, if it is stated that a project will be completed by a certain date in a business letter, the project legally must be completed by that date. However, if the project can't be completed by that date, another letter can be written stating that the project is behind schedule and why. For this reason, business letters must be written differently than letters used for personal use.
business letter is used primarily to request or provide information, to
relate a deal, to bring or continue conversation, or to discuss
prior negotiations. A business letter can be classified as private,
however, it is typically not circulated to others, but rather meant for
the eyes of the participants involved. Therefore, a business letter
needs to be clear, focused, and to the point. When writing a business
letter, the author should avoid interjecting personal stories.