Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters

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Prentice Hall Press, 1998 - Commercial correspondence - 480 pages
Covering 625 distinct categories, this hands-on guide provides nearly a thousand ready-to-use letters for every conceivable situation -- from seeking out new business to collecting debts to extending congratulations. To compose the perfect letter in a snap, all a stymied writer needs to do is find the appropriate topic in the index, read the brief lead-in comments, and follow the blueprint. Now including a CD-ROM for the first time in this third edition, adapting model missives is even quicker, freeing writers from the tedious task of re-keying.

This targeted, user-friendly collection includes expertly crafted letters for:
-- Requesting favors, from a deadline extension to an extended stay with a relative.
-- Saying "no", politely but firmly, to sundry pleas, demands, and invitations.
-- Selling and fund-raising to get bottom-line results.
-- Seeking employment, and reprimanding and terminating employees.
-- Making and responding to complaints with impact.

For writers determined to draft from scratch, author Harold Meyer offers crash courses in "How to Do It", with step-by-step outlines, interest-arousing openers, and clincher closers for each letter group. Sweeping in scope and eminently useful, Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters is the ultimate reference for writing it right, whatever the occasion.

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Contents

Requesting Favors
4
Sales
9
Declining Requests
21
Tree Disease
31
APPLICATION FOR BUSINESS CREDIT
35
Refusing a Volunteer
48
FOLLOWUP SALES LETTERS
85
Success Story
116
UNWANTED EMPLOYEE
302
How to Do It
308
Sympathy and Condolence
315
Apology
339
Billing Error
345
Delayed Return of Borrowed Item
351
Shipping Error
357
How to Do It
363

Appeal to Ego
122
Student Union Building
128
Security Patrol
134
Providing and Requesting
185
Confirmation
193
Making an Appointment
206
Making and Answering
217
SECTION ILETTERS WRITTEN BY JOB APPLICANTS
249
Senior Accountant
255
Systems Administrator
258
Requesting Data from Applicants
271
Congratulations on Your Promotion
284
Termination and Resignation
295
ThankYou and Appreciation
379
Other Business Letters
395
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
406
Additional Information Requested
419
Other Personal Letters
425
Other Personal Letters
428
Gift Received
434
Teaching
440
Photo Radar
441
College Washout
454
PRESENTING GIFTS
457
INDEX
471
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Meyer has analyzed, edited, and collected scores of letters, memos, and directives.

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