By Kelly Laycock
Being a known word and grammar geek, I receive tons of links from friends and colleagues to cute posts they’ve come across about poor grammar and punctuation, like this one:
But there is more to be said about writing in the workplace, and I wanted to share with you a few articles I recently came across that discuss email etiquette. I think we’ve all had that sinking feeling after you send a snarky comment meant for one particular co-worker and you realize you just hit Reply All instead. Or worse, you’ve just hammered out an emotional response and sent it before giving yourself time to cool your thoughts. If only there were an automatic pop-up before sending that says “Are you sure you won’t regret this later?”
Well, here are a few guidelines for writing business emails you won’t regret (as adapted from Business Insider online, “11 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know” by Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang):
If you’re interested, check out the Business Em@il Etiquette blog for more great tips.
“11 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know” by Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang, Business Insider online (Sep. 3, 2014). Accessed Mar 1, 2016.