Questions tagged [email]

This tag should be used for questions about writing an e-mail or other correspondence and what problems may arise, for example when thinking about different levels of informality with recipients.

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How to write a formal follow-up email to a professor?

So here is the problem! I asked a professor if he is taking any new students and he answered that there is a good chance that he would take me but he is waiting to hear back about his grant ...
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Email Signature of a Complicated Name

My name is complicated, similar to the following name that I made up. Full name: Man Ka Au Yeung First name: Man Ka Middle name: Last: Au Yeung Man Ka's resume/CV title: Man Ka Au Yeung /MAN-ka/ /...
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How should I remind my teacher how to spell my name correctly? [closed]

I would like to remind a teacher of mine, how to spell my name, Mackenzie. I do not want to be rude or demanding with this, only kindly state my concern. She spells it McKenzie, which I understand, ...
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Does "Let me know if you have any questions." mean "reply only if you have a question"? [closed]

Does "Let me know if you have any questions" mean that there is no need to reply unless you have a question? I get informational emails sometimes that end with some form of "Let me know ...
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When submitting an article to a journal, should the article be an attachment or a link to my blog?

I have a research article (not really an article with academic standards, but display my analysis nevertheless) and I would like to submit it to a journal (not an academic one either, but has ...
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How to ask about the details of a job without making it sound like the employer is the one who needs you?

I was offered a job the other day (verbally) but I was not provided with a lot of details and, since I am a minor, my dad is the one who has to email my employer about whether or not I am going to ...
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How to organize distinct topics in personal letters to friends and family?

I often exchange long letters with family and close friends living far away every 1-2 months to stay connected and give updates on our lives. One characteristic of such a letter/long email is that ...
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Formating of table explanation in email to colleagues

Regularly I find myself writing emails to my colleagues which include some form of "column explanation". Which is the best way to format a HTML email for readability? Example: I send out a ...
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How to write good email for applying leaves [closed]

I want to write polite mail for applying leaves. As of now I have written this, I am going wrong please correct me or suggest better way to do that Subject: Apply Leave. Hi sir, I am writing ...
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How to make an email less "me" centric?

The CEO of the company just sent out a letter about three people who will be leaving over the next week. I drafted an email to her expressing my interest in one of the positions that is going to be ...
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Is it appropriate to use an emoticon in reminder email to a potential employer?

A potential employer promised me a response but hasn't sent one yet, and I'd like to follow up by email. It's a potential job opportunity, and it'd be detrimental to sound too hasty or pushy. I was ...
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Researching an Apology Email

I’m writing a comedy story that shows my two characters moving to the brink of tragedy and then, ultimately, to reconciliation. The tale is based on a series of emails between a football mad guy and ...
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Sending an email to follow up with the client about a project deadline [closed]

We are waiting on a document for a project from the client to complete. If we don't get it in 2 days we'll be unable to proceed until we do. When and how do you follow up with the client? Give a ...
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How can I draft a reminder email when I'm not sure if the agreement is still valid and still have it formal? [closed]

A couple of months ago, a professor asked me to help him do some research i.e. take a research assistance position online. I was supposed to begin last week, but he has not reached out yet, and at ...
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Best alternate sentence for 'Please let me know if any questions/comments' [closed]

I feel bored to have this in my all mails 'Please let me know if any questions/comments', any best alternate sentence would be helpful for me
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How to write a reminder on the day before a meeting?

Me and my professor will meet tomorrow. Since it's been a long time after we last talked about the meeting,I'm thinking about sending her an email reminder. But I'm not sure about how to write this ...
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What type of stuff should someone read to improve their email skills?

I've heard that writers should read the type of stuff they want to write. Usually that implies really good fiction and prose, but I want to write great emails to my colleagues and network. What types ...
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CMS or web service with points system

I've written a book that I want self publish. The book is complete (well I've completed 3 edits and I'm happy with it) so I can publish to a schedule. The reason I want to self publish is to build ...
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Can I resubmit a manuscript that has been rewritten and professionally edited?

Three weeks ago, my manuscript was "accepted" by a publisher and a contract signed. I immediately notified every literary agency to which I'd sent a submission of the contract signing. The ...
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How do I address email to a group of people, and indicate who should reply?

I'm writing an email to a group of people, and I don't know how to cleanly indicate that: (A) It is primarily for two of those people (the others are receiving the mail as an FYI) (B) I need a ...
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Should I send my manuscript again if I forgot the synopsis after sending it to a publisher?

I emailed the manuscript and everything the guidelines said, and then realised the next morning I forgot to attatch the synopsis with it. I looked over the guidelines while I did the email. This is my ...
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How to politely remind somebody of a meeting we had a few days ago? [closed]

The person in question is a superior and I was wondering how to start the email I am writing to this person with a reminder of that meeting.
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How to write a polite reminder email to a professor? [duplicate]

I would like to write a reminder to a professor to see if he has had time to read my proposal and what he thinks about it. What do you suggest to add/remove to the below email, and what subject should ...
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How to write mail where the topic inside mail is not our concern

Today I received a mail from our support team which is beyond our concern and we can't look into the matter. I need to mail them back "As we can not do anything regarding this case". Since this will ...
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How do I explain personal details to my professor without being inappropriate?

I am writing an email to my professor in hopes that I can make up an exam that I missed. I missed the exam under fairly extreme circumstances, catching the flu and not being aware it was on that day, ...
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I want to ask for permission to send a link to a group of students [closed]

Dear professor, The following is an online writing resource that could help learner to write the essay: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ . May I know If could I send it to the course? ...
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Reminding my professor to update a grade? [closed]

I am writing an email to my professor as a reminder to update my grade on a particular assignment. I had an assignment that is graded based on a written essay and a presentation. I submitted the ...
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How to format the transcript of a telephonic conversation for email? [closed]

What is the usual and customary way to write an e-mail to my lead for the telephonic conversation that I had with client or consultant? I need a formal format for the minutes of a conversation that I ...
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"Till now" in formal letter

Is it okay to use "till now" in a formal letter? "Listing below all the changes done till now..." or is there a better synonym I can use?
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First time translator

If I have no formal training as a writer and I want to translate someone else's book in my home language, what is the best way to get into contact with the author to discuss/recommend this?
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Precedence: P.S or Address?

In an e-mail similar to this, where is it correct to add a post script? Before or after the signature? Dear Professor X, I am John Smith.... ​Sincerely yours, ​ John Smith P.S. ...
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How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?

What should a cover letter for a short story contain? Do I need to tell what is it about, try to "sell" it? Should I write about myself?
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What closings can I use to convey friendship but not desire?

I recently received and email from someone regarding potential business. However, a small part of me suspects that they may have an alternate motive for contacting me. Common business closings, such ...
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How would I improve the language and structure of this farewell email? [closed]

I will shortly be moving to another a role within the same organisation and was wondering if you could advise on how I could improve the language and structure of this farewell email. It seems a bit ...
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How do I write a proper cover letter?

I'm an engineer with a fair knowledge of the English language. I can converse with people in English and write as well, but now I'm interested in learning to write cover letters and blogs. I see ...
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How to write a reminder LinkedIn email to a stranger?

I emailed some people on LinkedIn asking them some questions about their expertise. Most of them responded back and asked me to send my questions via email. I did. Now it's been over a week since and ...
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Using P.S. in a formal email

I had a quick question in regards to using P.S. I just finished writing up a formal follow-up email for an interview. I touched over a lot of information and brought up some new topics. Anyway, I ...
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Tone and directness in email

Hello guys I'm sending a prospective email to a venue, regarding an event that I want to organise. But I'm unsure of my approach in firstly asking the question (it sounds out of place), and just the ...
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permission to use emails from famous deceased person

I finished a creative non-fiction memoir about my secret life as a miracle worker. I am using three emails to me from a now deceased wildly popular tech icon. Our phone conversation as well as the ...
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Tone and directness in inviting prospective team member [closed]

I'm organising a project in the near future and am emailing people, which profiles I found on Linkedin, that I would like to work with. What I'm trying to get across is that it's going to be an ...
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Tone and directness in email requesting details from prospective venues [closed]

As you've guessed from the title, I'm writing a prospective email to venues, about hiring their venue for a day. I've drafted an email, but it just doesn't sound right so I would like some feedback. I ...
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In what narrative mode should you explain a process or task?

I want to explain a psychological and behavioural process to someone via email. I start off in first-person and speak to them in second-person, but what do I use when I want to explain a process ...
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Is there some guideline that I can point to about the overuse of bold and underline?

I am getting really tired of getting emails and PowerPoint presentations in which half of the words are bold and underlined. There is also excessive use of exclamation points, all caps, and overly ...
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Email to request copy of paper [closed]

I want to email the author to get the complete paper. He's published a version with proof sketches, but I need the whole proofs. My draft: Subject : Paper Request Dr. ..... I've read your paper ...
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Avoiding unintended rudeness or accusatory tones in reminder emails

I am in one of the newsletter teams of my company. Last week, I had mailed the Vice-President of our company to write an article for our newsletter, to which he replied in affirmative and mailed me ...
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A tricky serial semi-colon

A serial comma is used to separate a list of items: For breakfast, we had ham, eggs, and toast. A serial semi-colon is used when items in the list have commas: For breakfast, we had ham, eggs, ...
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How to write polite deadline email? [closed]

I'm trying to collect feedback from my colleagues and the deadline is on 10-April-2012, 2.00pm. So in my mail I write: Please email your feedback to me before 2.00pm, 10-April-2012(Tuesday). Does ...
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How do I appreciate a subject matter expert's expertise?

Situation -A subject matter expert is helping me with something that, well, matters. (to me) I want to send a quick one liner thank you and let her know that I fully appreciate the time that she ...
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How do I sign a (formal) email?

My email client includes a signature beneath the text of my writing. Currently it is of the form: ------------ John Doe Acme Widget Company 123 Elm Street Metropolis, USA phone:222-555-1212 email:...
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How can I improve my written communication skills the soonest?

All. The biggest area I am working right now is to improve my written communications skills. It’s a tough skill to learn but a good one to have, since most of what we do is exchange email with our ...