Email writing tips they won’t teach you at college or business school.
- Don’t show off. Use fewer, simpler words. Avoid jargon. Most of it is cringeworthy and makes you sound naive.
- Be sincere, but don’t gush. Get to the point. Few people have time for social niceties.
- Write in the first person using active voice. You may worry that it sounds unfriendly. It doesn’t, it sounds professional. Active voice actually requires fewer words than passive voice, so your readers will welcome it.
- Be polite, be brief and don’t waste your readers’ time with pointless remarks.
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