Wall of Words in Email

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What type of writing is worthy of your editing time? If you forgot to consider email as important writing, then you may need some help rethinking your approach.

Since email readers have less time, attention, and screen space, email writers have a greater obligation to make it easy. To make emails more readable:

  • Use shorter sentences
  • Eliminate unnecessary words
  • Trim or break up paragraphs

In her new book, 33 Ways Not to Screw Up Your Business Emails: 33 Ways Series, author and business writing coach Anne Janzer explains the many ways business email can go wrong. In chapter 12, “The Unwelcoming Wall of Words,” available to download here, Anne gives you tips for better email writing and offers the helpful “coffee test.” Get the chapter now!

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Chapter reprinted with permission. Originally published in 33 Ways Not to Screw Up Your Business Emails: 33 Ways Series by Anne Janzer. Copyright © 2021. Complete book available on Amazon.