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How do you compose a professional-sounding email?


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June 06, 2007 8:18PM

Use a traditional letter format, and use professional language. Don't use smiley faces or chat abbreviations like l8r or LOL. Start with a greeting such as "Dear Mr. Green," Try to state the reason that you are writing clearly and succinctly. Add any requests or other information, being sure to remain polite even if it is a highly emotional issue to you. Try not to use any slang, and stay on topic. End with your name and contact information, as needed.