Samples of Business Letters

Dixie is convinced that anyone can write proper business letters especially after they have learned the basics of business writing. You can make your life even easier by using existing samples of business letters which would allow you to avoid reinventing the wheel every time you need to write a letter. All you need to do is have a collection of good real life business letters which you can adjust to your needs.

You would still need to write some parts of the letter but having a sample in front of you makes this task much easier. Dixie suggests you keep all the business letters written and received by you and your company and any business letters you come across, especially the ones you like. Create a special folder for your samples, group them by topics and make sure the folder is accessible all the time.

Sample Letters from Dixie
Dixie's Sample Letters

On the other hand, when you are starting a career or your company is new it might be harder to obtain samples of business letters. In this case your first choice is the Internet, naturally. After all, isn't the Internet the major source of information in the modern life?! Well, at least it is supposed to be. But... it has so many data that sometimes it's hard to find what you need. In this case Dixie can help.

Having researched the Internet, Dixie would like to bring to your attention five great letter collections with hundreds of business letter samples, they are the best Dixie has found.

Collections of Business Letters

Samples of Business Letters, #1: business letters compiled by Shaun Fawcett, a writer, business consultant, journalist and publisher. His samples are divided into two categories, business-to-business and business-to-customer letters. Dixie highly recommends this collection, the business letters are top quality.

Letter Samples #2 is offered by Ohana Foundation. This link takes you to samples of business letters on a wide variety of topics. Dixie likes this collection also, the letters are written in plain English and are of a very good quality. Unfortunately, the Ohana Foundation website was closed but the Internet is a wonderful invention and this collection can still be found in the Web Archive. Dixie thinks it is just amazing, don't you? The only downside to using the archived site is that it's formatting is not quite right but who needs a nice form when the content is great?! We do not usually look for pictures in books written for adults, do we?

Letter Samples #3: the business letters from this collection need formatting and according to Dixie they are not as good as the letters from the previous two collections; they are written in a somewhat stilted language but you still can use them as a starting point for writing your own letter. Besides, this collection contains 500+ samples, so you are likely to find some business letters or at least phrases you like.

Letter Samples #4: A collection of about 10 business letters, among which a letter of reference, letter of request for payment, letter of invitation and some others. You will also find in this collection a memo, a resume and an email sample. It should actually be called a collection of business correspondence samples. Dixie thinks you might find them quite useful. You might also like a separate collection of cover letters and resumes (they are grouped together in this collection, even if resumes are not always considered a type of business correspondence) from the same site.

Letter Samples #5: Recently Dixie has found one more extensive collection which is also quite good. Some of its letters are better than the others so please use your judgement in using them. Beside letters it contains forms and notices and some of these are written in the overly legalized language so Dixie just warns you to be extra careful using them.

Sample Letters from Dixie's Collection

You can also see on this site four business letters from Dixie's private collection (notice that the fifth image is the continuation of the fourth one), just click the following images:

Full Block Business Letter Modified Block Business Letter Indented Business Letter Multiple Page Business Letter Multiple Page Business Letter

Would You Like to Share Your Letters with Dixie?

If you know of any other noticeable collections please send Dixie the link and she will post it on her site, but only if your collection is at least as good as the ones provided on this page.

Dixie would also appreciate it if you could submit to her site samples of good business letters, letters you would like to share with those who need help in their business writing efforts. Dixie would love to have on her site a one of a kind collection of letters submitted by you.

As always, use the Contact Form to contact Dixie.

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