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Composing better emails  ↦

Lazarus Lazaridis:

Email communication is not my favorite but since I can’t avoid it, I am trying to compose messages in a way that I think it makes it easier for both me and the recipient:

  • to quickly address what is being communicated
  • avoid misunderstandings
  • save time

There are some really solid tips in this post. I’ll add another one:

If your email contains multiple questions and/or requests*, number them. In my experience this greatly improves the odds that they each get addressed in the reply. When I don’t number them I usually only get the first or last one addressed.

*let’s please stop referring to requests as “asks”, kthxbai


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