10 Tips For Writing More Professional Emails

10 Tips For Writing More Professional Emails

How you write a work email isn't going to make or break your career (well, in most cases). But your email etiquette can affect how seriously you're taken, and even how well you're liked, in the workplace. Here are 10 things to keep in mind before hitting send.

Check (and double-check) the recipient list.

Is there anything worse than realizing you’ve just forwarded your co-worker’s email—with commentary—back to your co-worker herself? Always double-check the name(s) in the "To" field to make sure your email doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.

Make a little small talk.

Keep it short and sincere, but remember that a few niceties in an email can go a long way. It doesn’t take much time to throw in a comment about the weather or a "Have a great weekend," and it could make your email that much more well-received.

Read on for 8 more tips for crafting a professional email.

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