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Business Letter Format

Hey! Are you intimidated by the very idea of writing that job application letter, or the letter to the travel agent requesting that hotel arrangements be made for you? Sometimes all you need is a template, an idea of how the letter is going to look, to get you started. Are you desperate to appear professional when you request that no-annual-fee platinum master card, or do you hope the airline will take you seriously enough to refund your money when you write complaining about the terrible service you received on your last flight? Then you need to learn business letter format!

Yes! I want to write my letters easily and professionally!

The Block Form

5 Hill Street
Madison, WI 53700
15 March 1993
Ms. Helen Jones, President
Jones, Jones, & Jones
123 International Lane
Boston, MA  01234
Dear Ms. Jones
Subject: How to Write a Block Letter
When you use the block form to write a business letter, all the information
is typed flush left, with one-inch margins all around. First provide your
own address and the date, then skip a line and provide the inside address
of the party to whom the letter is addressed. Skip another line before the
salutation, and do not punctuate after it. Then write the body of your letter
as illustrated here, with no indentation at the beginning of paragraphs. Skip
lines between paragraphs.
If you are using letterhead that already provides your address, begin
with the date. After writing the body of the letter, type the closing without
punctuation, leave 3-4 blank lines, then type your name and title (if
applicable), all flush left. Sign the letter in the blank space above your
typed name. Now doesn't that look professional?!
John Smith

Administrative Assistant

The Indented Form:


                                       Your address
Inside address
Dear X:
     If you are using the indented form, place your address
and the date on the top right-hand side of the page.  Type
the inside address and salutation flush left.  Indent the
first line of each aragraph one-half inch.  Skip lines
between paragraphs.
     Instead of placing the closing and signature lines
flush left, type them at the right, even with the address
and date above, as illustrated below.  Now doesn't that
look professional?

                                       John Smith