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Q: Business Letter Templates (with CC: addresses) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Business Letter Templates (with CC: addresses)
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: holstein-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 23 Apr 2003 14:13 PDT
Expires: 23 May 2003 14:13 PDT
Question ID: 194529
I need multiple examples/templates of proper business letter formats,
including the proper format for adding "cc:" addresses in letters.
Subject: Re: Business Letter Templates (with CC: addresses)
Answered By: dogbite-ga on 23 Apr 2003 14:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello holstein-ga,

  I have needed that same information myself a
  few times.  Due to email, people don't write 
  formal business letters as much as they used 
  to.  But when the need arises, having the 
  proper format is essential.

  Here are some links for you:
   - a very clear discussion of all of a letter's
     sections plus four possible formats.  It links
     to examples for each format.

   - note the section on copies:

Copies. If you send copies of a letter to others, indicate this fact
among the end notations also. If, for example, you were upset by a
local merchant's handling of your repair problems and were sending a
copy of your letter to the Better Business Bureau, you'd write this:
"cc: Better Business Bureau." If you plan to send a copy to your
lawyer, write something like this: "cc: Mr. Raymond Mason, Attorney."
    - this site has many links about business letter writing.
      there are no examples on that site though.  Still, I
      think it is an excellent site.
    - here is a great breakdown of a block letter format.
      It includes cc: in the template.
    - and here, also on are two samples for
      three different formats.

   I hope those examples help you.  I have found
   them useful in the past.


  P.S. Please don't be afraid to tip your researcher!
holstein-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thorough answer... thank you!

Subject: Re: Business Letter Templates (with CC: addresses)
From: pocoloco-ga on 23 Apr 2003 17:43 PDT
Point of interest:  "cc" in its original incarnation was an
abbreviation for "carbon copy."  I once knew a senior executive who
insisted on his secretaries using a single "c" for "copy."  His
rationale was that with no carbons, there were no carbon copies.

Occasionally, you may wish to send a copy of correspondence to a third
party without letting the party addressed (the party of the second
degree) know that you have done so.  This is called a "blind copy,"
abbreviated bc, or "blind courtesy copy," abbreviated bcc.  The
following links explore reasons why you may wish to avail yourself of
the blind copy option and explain how to do so in Outlook Express. If
you are sending a blind copy, then the first letter (the letter to the
intended recipient) does not show the blind copies.  The letter to the
blind copiants alerts them by its format that they have been copied
without the knowledge of the person to whom the letter is addressed.

Blind Copy

How to send a blind copy in Outlook Express
Subject: Re: Business Letter Templates (with CC: addresses)
From: huntress58-ga on 12 Dec 2003 14:16 PST
I just want it noted that the address of the PC-Ductape website has
changed.  To access the Blind Copy tutorial and many more go to:

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