Editing Email for Clarity and Brevity
Writing a clear, concise, and useful email requires you to fully understand your topic and consider how the recipient will use or respond to the information you’re providing. To ensure you apply the right level of care, try writing out your email in a Microsoft Word document first. Then read it out loud to yourself. Did you get to the point quickly? Was there logical flow to your information?
Before you transfer your message from Microsoft Word to email, edit it again. If your recipient is travelling and likely to read your email on a smartphone, the initial screen will show about 800-900 characters. Make sure your main points fit within those limits.
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About the Author
Ivy B. Grey is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for WordRake. Prior to joining the team, she practiced bankruptcy law for ten years. In 2020, Ivy was recognized as an Influential Woman in Legal Tech by ILTA. She has also been recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and included in the Women of Legal Tech list by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Follow Ivy on Twitter @IvyBGrey or connect with her on LinkedIn.