Everyday I have a lot of travel at work trying to write e-mail to my boss and some other people a have to work with. I really need to learn how to write in a clear abd effective way. My first laguage is spanish and I still have proble with my english. I need some suggestion to see what is the best way to inprove my writting skills

Please help
1 2
the first thing i can suggest you is to introduce yourself to the people you are writing to (if they don`t know you)
Another point is be sure that you`ve explained your problem, request or your idea so explicitly that the receiver doesn`t have any question in his mind about your mail.
And one more; you should avoid any possible question from the receiver:"So what?What do you want me to do about the matter?What`s your intention or aim to write me this mail?
And end your mail with "yours` faithfully"
i hope this works
best regards.
The advice from bulenteren is very good.


"Yours faithfully," is used in very formal business letters. I would not use it in a message to my boss or to my fellow workers. I would use an informal greeting such as:

All the Best.
Best Wishes.
That's all for now.
Till tomorrow.

You can also begin your message with "Dear Mr Soandso" if it is VERY formal. But, if it's someone you know, you would type:

Dear Joe,
Dear Mary,

or even simply "Hi,"

If you are not on first-name terms then obviously you would use "Dear Mr ...." (Mrs, Miss, Ms) just as in Spanish "Estimado Snr...".

To create a good impression, begin each sentence with a capital letter, use a capital letter at the beginning of a name, and use correct punctuation. Don't use "txt-spk" unless you are writing to somebody who also uses it.
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
And my own pet peeve (taken from [url="http://www.darwinmag.com/read/100101/ecosystem.html"]THIS SOURCE[/url]):
You are not e.e. cummings

When I get e-mails that employ only lowercase letters and skimp on the punctuation, I tend to assume that the sender is either 4 years old or is using one of his hands to type and the other to excavate his aural canal.

Capital letters and appropriate punctuation are just as important in e-mails as in old-fashioned letters; they encourage people to take you seriously. It's also smart to run your outgoing messages through a spellchecker and to proofread them quickly for grammatical mistakes and fuzzy writing before you send them.

With all due respect to you and your effort to help another non-English native speaker, I feel the need to tell you that your advice has just a tad too many grammatical and factual errors to be of good use to someone trying to improve their English.

I'm not sure if you realize that you are contributing to a discussion that ended in June, 2005.

Best wishes, Clive
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?

I know that this might not be appropriate for me to ask this question to you since I don't know who you are and whose writing you are referring to but I am curious as to whose writing you are referring to; is it Mr. M's writing? Then, I only see maybe one obvious and one possible grammar errors and I am also curious as to what factual errors are there (if there are indeed any) to Mr. M's writing. Sorry to ask but my curiosity seems to have won over my need to be discreet.
helpful suggestions

nothing to say anymore i think
If buy chance you find out let me know.
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Show more