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Using P.S. in a formal email

I use P.S. in emails fairly often. As others points out, P.S. stands for postscript ("after signature") and it means the content was added after the message was signed. However, just because ...
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Email Signature of a Complicated Name

We already knew that names were problematic but I agree yours will be a source of confusion. I wouldn't know where to separate the names, if you write name(s) first or the surname(s). Not even the ...
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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 feel like this sounds like the employer is the one who really needs me and I sound like I am scarce. That's fair. It seems like the employer does need you more than you need them, and you're not ...
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What is the correct usage of "P.S." in Emails?

I recently used PS and here is an example: To: John CC: Many people including executives Subject: How to build a wall Hi John, Attached document explains how to build a wall... 1. 2. 3. 4. I have ...
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How do I explain personal details to my professor without being inappropriate?

Personally, I think adding too many details harms your case --it makes you sound like someone who habitually searches for excuses rather than someone who experienced a valid, one-time emergency. ...
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"Till now" in formal letter

More usual phrases to use in that situation are "until now," "at this point," or "at this time". Using "till" will may the reader think 'til, which is much more conversational.
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How to write a prompt email?

Regarding the bullet point on the message being "respectful", I would like to point out something which I don't see being stated explicitly in any of the previous answers. This goes equally for both ...
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Is it appropriate to use an emoticon in reminder email to a potential employer?

I was a division manager of a public company, at one point in my life (for four years). Not all managers are the same, But for me: Skip the emoji, just tell the truth and ask for a decision. Dear Sir,...
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How to make an email less "me" centric?

Maybe it helps if you just change your viewpoint. You probably have written the mail with the viewpoint “I want this job.” Instead, consider the viewpoint ”The company will need to refill that job, ...
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How to organize distinct topics in personal letters to friends and family?

Writing to friends and family, you can dispose with formality. You don't need a "structure". "Stream of consciousness" is how such letters were written before computers, before you could rearrange ...
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Is it appropriate to use an emoticon in reminder email to a potential employer?

emoting is not recommended unless you are describing your excitement for the prospect. It's considered respectful to follow up after a week and let them know you are still interested. Good job seekers ...
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How to write good email for applying leaves

We are not supposed to critique or suggest, but this could be important, so here goes: ‘Hi’ is informal. The more appropriate form in this situation is ‘dear sir’ or just ‘sir’. ‘Dear sir, I wish to ...
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What is the correct usage of "P.S." in Emails?

Writers should be careful when if at all using PS at the end of an email. As previously stated PS was used in pen and ink letters when the writer forgot to include something in the body of the letter ...
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How to write a prompt email?

My suggestions are 1-Keep it very short 2-Remind them clearly what you need (yes/no, approval, a revised draft, etc.) 3-Keep it kind/gentle but definite I try to be a little cutesy or funny to ...
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"Till now" in formal letter

I don't see any problems. Till now is a very old and proper English phrase from which until derived. Shouldn't be a problem.
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I want to ask for permission to send a link to a group of students

This is a request for proofreading, which doesn't really fit here on the writer's group. We're looking for questions about and related to the writing process. However... Here's my edit to your ...
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How to politely remind somebody of a meeting we had a few days ago?

(I am assuming you actually had the meeting - and want to refer to it, in the email) [Boss] Thanks for meeting with me on Wednesday. Recall that I was the [engineer] who had many questions about [...
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How to write a reminder on the day before a meeting?

Personnally, I like to send a meeting reminder that is not just a reminder, but adds new information to the previous correspondence. For example, I might suggest a meeting agenda, inform the person ...
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What type of stuff should someone read to improve their email skills?

Court cases and decisions written by the courts are very bussinesslike and logical. They lay out arguments and information while trying to be clear and concise. There are some really interesting ...
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CMS or web service with points system

How about Twitter/Facebook + Mailchimp. Use Twitter/Fb to build up the list of people interested in your book and in each tw/fb post, include a link to your Mailchimp signup page.
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Can I resubmit a manuscript that has been rewritten and professionally edited?

Make sure you review the terminated contract to make sure there aren't any conditions or effects that would linger after contract termination. After you do that, feel free to resubmit anywhere you ...
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Sending an email to follow up with the client about a project deadline

Ask your manager This depends on lots of things, such as how long you've been waiting, how often you communicate with the client anyway, how clear the communication was that you can't proceed, how far ...
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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?

I think you jump in too fast, remind him of the circumstances first. Be more specific. In March we spoke about me doing some research on one of your projects, and I expressed interest in doing that....
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Best alternate sentence for 'Please let me know if any questions/comments'

You can use @Amadeus' answer or one of the following: "Any questions or comments are welcome" "Feel free to leave questions or comments" "Questions or comments are appreciated" If your standard ...
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Formating of table explanation in email to colleagues

A few suggestions. For starters, I'd put the deadline in the email subject as well (and keep it in the email body too), e.g. Monthly report summary - DEADLINE: 3 March 2018 I'd try to edit the ...
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Formating of table explanation in email to colleagues

I would recommend a PDF. I normally believe in converting files to text (marked or unmarked) for emails because so many times that Word file or whatever is just a couple paragraphs that don't need to ...
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