The Right Letter
How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World
By Jan Venolia
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580086356, 160pp.)
Publication Date: October 15, 2004
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Replaces previous edition.In today's hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab the reader's attention and hold it long after someone else's email has been discarded. It can make a strong, lasting impression on a hiring manager, potential client, or faraway friend who receives it. In other words, the letter is still an important professional and personal communication tool, one that too few people know about these days. In this completely revised and updated edition of BETTER LETTERS, writing authority Jan Venolia dispenses expert advice on creating the perfect letter, covering composition, style, and format. With THE RIGHT LETTER! your message will rise above the rest.
JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.
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