Tina Casalino is a professional writer and editor, as well as a former journalist who has written and published more than 50 articles ranging from news stories and business profiles to local news and education.
Besides journalism, her more than 10 years of writing experience includes internal communications and public relations writing including press releases and marketing plans, pitch letters, and corporate biographies. Additionally, she has experience writing website content and company newsletters, as well as resumes and cover letters for potential job seekers.
Tina is a graduate of San Jose State University where she received her B.A. in English (concentration in career writing) with a minor in Journalism.In her spare time, Tina also works as an established proofreader, and her current proofreading clients include a busy Bay Area freelancer, a Los Altos chiropractor, an advertising agency in SF and a nonprofit organization in the East Bay.
How to Write a Closing for a Business Letter
Writing expert Tina Casalino discusses how to do the closing of the business letter.
Tina Casalino: Hi, my name is Tina Casalino and my company provides writing and proofreading services. Today I am going to show you how to write business letter and in this clip I am going to show how to do the closing of that letter. While closing your business letter you want to end it on a professional note. A couple of examples that you might use would include sincerely or best regards. When it comes to spacing you want to leave at least three or four lines between the body of your business letter and your salutation and likewise you want to leave at least another three or four lines between your salutation and your printed name. That's to make sure that you have room for your signature. Depending on how large your signature might be or how small you want to space that accordingly.
If you are e-mailing this letter you could reduce the amount of spaces between your salutation and your printed name. However if you are planning to print this letter and send it off through traditional means you will want to make sure to leave plenty of space so that you can find your name, so that your signature and the printed name are both legible. But don't send that letter off yet. In this last clip I am going to give you a few final tips on how to wrap up this business letter.