How to Write a Successful Letter of Correspondence

Writing A Great Letter - Tips and Tricks for Creating a High Quality Letter

How to Write a Personal or Business Letter

A business letter is formal - there should be no familiar language or abbreviations unless standardised and recognised (See our 25 business letter templates).

A Personal letter can be a little more familiar and will usually just have your address on the top right of the letter head, signed simply with your name (See our 100 personal letter samples).

In summary - The Basics

Every letter you write should be clear and concise, grammatically correct, and error-free.

Sample letter format - Personal

  • Mr John DOE
  • Your Address Street
  • City, State, Zip

  • January 14, 2018

Dear Bob,


All the best to you for the New Year! How are things going Bath?

I must say, I really envy you getting that new promotion with the company, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Your squash buddy, (best wishes, with love, - choose a variation to suit you)


Dave

Sample letter format - Business

  • Return Address Line 1
  • Return Address Line 2

Date (Month Day, Year)

  • Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. Full name of recipient
  • Title/Position of Recipient
  • Company Name
  • Address Line 1
  • Address Line 2

Dear Ms./Mrs./Mr. + Last Name or Sir/ Madam


Subject: Title of Subject

  • Body Paragraph 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Body Paragraph 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Body Paragraph 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Closing (Sincerely...if you know their name), (Faithfully if you do not know their name)

  • Signature
  • Your Name (Printed)
  • Your Title

Enclosures

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google + Share on Linkedin I like this page !