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Education Solutions course -- Keys to a Successful Marriage

Dear Dr. Sanderson,

My name is Kay MacPherson, and I’ll be the editor of your Education Solutions course, Keys to a Successful Marriage. I’m delighted to be working with you on this project.

Would you like to set up a time this week or early next week for a “getting to know you” phone call? This usually takes about 20 minutes—we’d chat about who a typical student might be, and you can ask me any questions you’d like about Education Solutions. Friday, Tuesday, or Wednesday work for me. I’m on Central time, and I usually work from 8:30 to 5.

Take care,

Kay

Kay MacPherson
Project Editor
Education Solutions | Conglomerate Publishing
847.000.0000 | (e) [email protected] | www.conglomeratepub.com

[NOTES: I usually send this type of email I usually send to instructors I'm working with. In this case, I changed names and details to protect privacy. Jess and fellow students, can you provide any feedback? I'm especially interested in answers to these questions:

* Is the tone okay? I'm trying to sound friendly and knowledgeable but not overenthusiastic.

* Is there anything I should add?

* Is there anything I should leave out?

* Does the email heading "Education Solutions course -- Keys to a Successful Marriage" make sense? It's long, but I think it makes sense to include the course title and the company name.

* If I haven't met the person before, I usually begin the email as I would a business letter: "Dear Ms. Smith" or whoever. So far, the recipient has always encouraged me to be on a first-name basis instead. Am I being too formal, or is it better to err on the side of formality when you're first contacting someone?

* In that second paragraph, would you use "who" or "whom"?

* Is there anything in the signature block that I should add or change? Some people include the company motto or mission statement as well, but I don't think it's necessary if the person you're contacting is already familiar with your project.

Thanks for your help! If you include questions at the bottom of your project, I will try to provide feedback for you. KM]

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