For a lot of us, business writing can be confounding, as training for this task is lacking in our more modern educational system. But this is quite perplexing as business writing is one of the most important skills that one should have to be successful. So here are a few letter writing tips. The balance between detail and length is one of the cornerstones of good business letter writing. Your reader will have to stay interested but get all of the information that you need to communicate which largely means keeping the letter short, and, if need be, using time saving, detailed charts, tables or bullet points that will keep the reader from reading winding blocks of text.
The final, and most important tip in business letter writing is grammar. Because of contemporary use, a lot of erroneous terms are now accepted because of a long time of use. Like “til”, formerly a contraction of “until”, correctly written as ’til but now is also accepted spelled as till, the act of tilling soil. As much as possible, do not contract words, as most young writers have a penchant for. Spell them out and do not overly rely on your spell checker, read them through, twice for everyday letters and as many times as possible for important business letter writing. Technology has given us a lot of tools to identify spelling or basic grammatical errors, but there is a reason there is still no gold standard in grammar checking software that can beat simple re-reading.