Layout of letter writing

The layout of a business letter typically follows a specific format that includes the following components:

  1. Sender’s address: This includes the name, address, and contact information of the person or organization sending the letter. It should be placed at the top of the page, either centered or aligned to the left.
  2. Date: The date the letter is written is typically included below the sender’s address.
  3. Recipient’s address: The recipient’s name, title, and address should be included below the date. It should be formatted like this:

[Recipient’s Name]

[Recipient’s Title]

[Recipient’s Address]

  1. Salutation: The greeting or salutation should be formal and include the recipient’s title and last name (e.g. “Dear Mr. Smith,” or “Dear Dr. Johnson,”).
  2. Body: The body of the letter should be concise and to the point. It should include an introduction, main message, and conclusion.
  3. Closing: The closing should be polite and professional. Common closings include “Sincerely,” “Best regards,” or “Yours truly.”
  4. Signature: The letter should be signed by the sender above their typed name.
  5. Enclosure: If any additional documents are included with the letter, they should be listed at the bottom of the letter under the word “Enclosure” or “Enclosures.”
  6. Copy notation: If copies of the letter are being sent to other people or organizations, they should be listed at the bottom of the letter under the word “cc” (carbon copy) or “bcc” (blind carbon copy).


[Sender’s Name]

[Sender’s Address]

[City, State ZIP Code]


[Recipient’s Name]

[Recipient’s Title]

[Recipient’s Company]

[Recipient’s Address]

[City, State ZIP Code]

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

I am writing to follow up on our recent meeting to discuss the new product line we are launching this quarter. As we discussed, I have attached a detailed proposal outlining the key features and benefits of the product, as well as our projected sales forecasts for the next fiscal year.

I would appreciate it if you could review the proposal and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I believe this product has great potential for success in the market, and I am confident that it will be a valuable addition to our product portfolio.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


[Your Name]

Enclosure: Proposal

cc: [Names of additional recipients, if applicable]

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