Fernando Powell1/23/2024 10:14:53 AM 1/25/2024 12:40:33 PM
How to format a letter? Letter formats and templates vary between the USA and the UK. Here's a brief overview of common letter formats and templates in each region:
Browse through our letter templates below, get inspirited immediately!
Letter format United States (USA)
The most common format.
Left-aligned, with single-spaced paragraphs and double-spaced between them.
No indentation; each paragraph starts at the left margin.
Modified Block Format:
Similar to block format but with the sender's address, date, and closing aligned to the right.
The body of the letter remains left-aligned.
Similar to modified block format, but with each paragraph indented. Similar to indented letter below.
Full Block Format:
All elements, including the date and closing, are left-aligned.
No indentation; paragraphs are separated by a double space.
Common Letter Templates in the USA:
Used for professional communication, with a formal tone.
Typically follows block or modified block format.
Accompanies a resume during job applications.
Introduces the applicant, highlights qualifications, and expresses interest.
Used for informal communication.
Can follow any format, depending on personal preference.
Letter Format United Kingdom (UK)
Similar to the USA, with left-aligned paragraphs and no indentation.
The sender's address, date, and closing may be right-aligned.
Modified Block Format:
Similar to the USA but with sender's address, date, and closing aligned to the left.
The body of the letter remains right-aligned.
With the indented letter format, the first line of each paragraph is indented by o.5 inches or 1.27cm. Each paragraph is indented.
Similar to indented format but with paragraphs left-aligned.
Common Letter Templates in the UK:
Used for official or business communication.
Follows block or modified block format.
Used for personal communication.
Often follows indented or semi-block format.
Cover Letter (UK):
Similar to the USA cover letter but may include additional personal details.
Letter Format Templates Google Docs (UK&USA):
Note: While these templates provide a general framework, specific organizations or individuals may have variations or preferences for formatting. Always check for any specific guidelines provided.