A letterhead is the first piece of information that is seen on a business' letters. It is important to have the correct information in the right place in order for the letters to look professional and for others to be able to contact the business if necessary. Writing the business letterhead by hand will allow you to see how the letterhead will look before typing it and distributing it to others.
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Write the name of the business in the top centre of the paper. The business name should be larger than the other information in the letterhead.
Put the address of the business under the business name. Spell out words instead of using abbreviations. For example, instead of putting St., put street.
Write the city and zip code under the address. Use the expanded zip code, which is the four numbers after the five digit postcode.
Put the business' phone number and fax number under the city and postcode. Write the words "phone" or "fax" in front of the number, so the intended recipient will know which number is which.
Proofread the letterhead to check for inaccuracies or spelling errors. If there are any errors, do not use a correction fluid or erase the errors as this will look unprofessional if you are going to distribute the hand written version. Instead, start over on a clean sheet of paper.
Tips and warnings
- If you plan on making copies of the letterhead, make sure the pen ink is dry, so it won't smudge.
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