Cover image for Lifetime encyclopedia of letters
Title:
Lifetime encyclopedia of letters
Author:
Meyer, Harold E., 1920-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
Paramus, N.J. : Prentice Hall Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxxii, 480 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780139210655

9780735200340
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PE1483 .M43 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Covering 625 distinct categories, this hands-on guide provides nearly a thousand ready-to-use letters for every conceivable situation -- from seeking out new business to collecting debts to extending congratulations. To compose the perfect letter in a snap, all a stymied writer needs to do is find the appropriate topic in the index, read the brief lead-in comments, and follow the blueprint. Now including a CD-ROM for the first time in this third edition, adapting model missives is even quicker, freeing writers from the tedious task of re-keying.

This targeted, user-friendly collection includes expertly crafted letters for:
-- Requesting favors, from a deadline extension to an extended stay with a relative.
-- Saying "no", politely but firmly, to sundry pleas, demands, and invitations.
-- Selling and fund-raising to get bottom-line results.
-- Seeking employment, and reprimanding and terminating employees.
-- Making and responding to complaints with impact.

For writers determined to draft from scratch, author Harold Meyer offers crash courses in "How to Do It", with step-by-step outlines, interest-arousing openers, and clincher closers for each letter group. Sweeping in scope and eminently useful, Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters is the ultimate reference for writing it right, whatever the occasion.


Google Preview