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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Business Letter Tip

Since so many writers are composing queries to agents and publishers as well as cover letters, here's one tip for business letter format:

The style of abbreviation and punctuation in the inside address should be identical with that of the heading.

In other words, if you write out the word "street" in the heading, you need to write out "road" or "avenue" in the inside address (or if you abbreviate in the heading, abbreviate in the inside address.)  Likewise, if you write out the state name in the heading, write out the state name in the inside address.  Whatever you do, keep the forms the same for a more professional business letter. 


  1. Good comment on a task that is harder than it should be.

  2. I can post annonymously. I have switched some things, so let's see if this takes.

  3. Whatever you changed seems to be working now, Rita. :)