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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 30

Forms of Address

Using the correct form of address helps to create a favorable impression, whether you are communicating in an email, in a letter, by telephone, or in person. This chapter provides a list of the correct forms in alphabetical order by the title of the person being addressed.

Handy Reference Chart

Chart Code

EA

Envelope address

S

Salutation of a letter

C

Complimentary closing of a letter

SP

Speaking to

WR

Writing about

Abbot

EA

The Right Reverend Jackson Thomasson, O.S.B., Abbot of __________

S

Dear Father Abbot

C

Respectfully yours

SP

Abbot Thomasson or Father Abbot

WR

Father Thomasson

Alderman or Selectman

EA

The Honorable Horace Wauson, The Honorable Julie Seckman

S

Dear Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms. ...

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