The Complimentary Close: It is a humble way of ending a letter. It is written in accordance with the salutation. The most generally used complimentary close are Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, and Thanks & Regards. Signature and Writer’s Identification: It includes signature, name, and designation of the sender. It can also include other details like contact number, address etc. The signature is handwritten just above the name of the sender. Enclosures: Enclosures show the documents attached to the letter. The documents can be anything like cheque, draft, bills, receipts, invoices etc. It is listed one by one. Copy Circulation: It is needed when the copies of the letter are sent to other persons. It is denoted as C.C. PostScript: The sender can mention it when he wants to add something other than the message in the body of the letter. It is written as P.S.
Composing the Body. Strike the Right Tone: The tone of the letter must be formal, clear and polite. Do not use fancy, lengthy, and big words. One must be persuasive in the letter. Use of Personal Pronoun: One can use the personal pronouns in a business letter. If writing on behalf of the organization one must use ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. Write Precisely and Clearly: The content of the letter must be precise, clear, brief, and easily understandable. Use the Active Voice: Always write your letter in an active voice. Be Courteous: Always write a letter in a polite and respectful way. Always use courteous words. Use Additional Pages: If the matter is not fitting in one page of the letterhead, use the second page. One must keep in mind to include the page number on the second and subsequent pages.