Replaces previous edition.In today'-?s hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab the reader'-?s attention and hold it long after someone else'-?s email has been discarded. It can make a strong, lasting impression on a hiring manager, potential client, or faraway friend who receives it. In other words, the letter is still an important professional and personal communication tool, one that too few people know about these days. In this completely revised and updated edition of BETTER LETTERS, writing authority Jan Venolia dispenses expert advice on creating the perfect letter, covering composition, style, and format. With THE RIGHT LETTER! your message will rise above the rest. This handy, portable addition to the Right! series (650,000 copies sold) is an important guide to effective letter writing, including a section on email. With so many people complaining about the glut of email, spam, and misinformation, this reference is needed now more than ever. Previous editions of BETTER LETTERS have sold more than 80,000 copies.