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Top 5 Best and Worst Practices for Writing Effective Email

Dave Johnson at CBS Money Watch wants to make sure your porridge is just right. He says when writing emails, sparing use of bolding helps emphasize important information and highlight specific individuals who will need that info, but typing in all caps is something that should be avoided AT ALL COSTS. Keep your signature short and professional, and generally do not try to be funny, because your spectacular sense of humor will likely be lost on the unwashed masses with whom you do business. And this seems obvious, but proofread the email before you send it. The whole reason typos exist is because they are easily overlooked.

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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