Writing expert Tina Casalino video series on how to write a business letter - Tips on Addressing a Business Letter
Hello, my name is Tina and my company provides writing and proofreading services. Today, I’m going to show you how to write a business letter. In this next clip I’m going to show you how to address a business letter. So when you’re starting off your business letter you first want to choose a font. You want something pretty simple not anything that’s going to clutter up the page. You want to be clear and concise, so I probably go with either the Arial or Times New Roman in a size 11 or 12. So to get started, you’re going to tab over to the right margin and you’re going to input your first and last name, your address, city, state and zip code, phone number and email address. Now you’re going to double space and you’re going to type in the contact person, their title, the company they work for, the city street, the city, state and zip code. Next, you’re going to hit ENTER twice and you’re going to tab over to the right margin and you’re going to enter in the date. And then you’re going to go to the left margin a couple of spaces down and you’re going to enter the salutation. The keys to keep enough space between the date and the greeting, to distinguish the difference between the two lines. And in this next clip we’re going to tackle the main text of the business letter. This includes the introduction, the body and the conclusion.