Email Etiquette

But How Did The Email Make You Feel?

But How Did The Email Make You Feel?

I have been thinking about why some emails are successful and others are not. There are emails that make you want to continue doing business with the sender and there are those that make you want to complain about the sender's company to anyone willing…

5 Tips To Help You Avoid The Most Annoying Email Pet Peeves

If you think writing well in business is overrated, think again. Sidekick recently conducted a survey, asking readers about their biggest email pet peeves. It seems that poor grammar is the biggest problem, especially if you are sending an email looking for new business. As…
Why 'Best' Is The Worst Way To End Your Email

Why ‘Best’ Is The Worst Way To End Your Email

If you want to annoy me, sign off your email with 'best'. When it happens, I am tempted to respond and ask 'best what?' Why have you chosen to add a random adjective that means nothing on a line by itself? The more you think…

15 Tips For Better Email Etiquette

Emails have changed the way we communicate in business. Most of us do not have the time to telephone our contacts, and most of them would probably prefer to receive an email or text from us anyway. With reports indicating that the average employee sends…

3 Annoying Email Habits And How To Fix Them

The Game Has Changed Email has changed our lives. Foremost, it has added to our busyness. Before, we gave colleagues information in person, or picked up the phone. Now, we send an email. If you start off the day with 30 emails in your inbox…

The 12 Worst Mistakes People Make In Email Subject Lines

Writers Write is a resource for writers. To help you improve your writing, we've written about the worst mistakes people make in email subject lines. Knowing how to write brief descriptive subject lines is an important part of email etiquette. Your subject line is the…

If you want to earn more, improve your writing skills

We have been teaching people in business to improve their writing for 10 years. I still find it difficult to understand how companies think it is acceptable to let their employees write badly. I ignore wordy, jargon-riddled communications. I do not take anyone seriously if…
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