With over 1 million copies sold, this classic letter writing resource is now available with CD-ROM, making composing the perfect letter quicker and easier than ever. 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 thebrief lead-in comments, and follow the blueprint. Now including a CD-ROM for the first time in this third edition, adapting model missives are 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 getbottom-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.