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Please help me with the format for writing letters to the editor

Asked by aneeshamisra 24th February 2015, 12:38 PM
Answered by Expert

Hi Aneesha,

Thanks for your question.


Format for formal letter

 Sender’s Address



Date: ______________


Salutation, (Eg: Dear …,)


Dear Sir/Madam,

XYZ Newspaper,

(Recipient’s Address).


Subject: A short sentence stating the purpose of the letter.


Introduction: Begin by introducing yourself and the purpose of writing the letter.


Body Paragraph: Explain the situation in detail listing factual information needed to validate your point.


Conclusion: End the letter by restating your request or an assurance, whichever is the case.


Thanking you.


Yours sincerely / faithfully,


Sender’s Signature

Sender’s Name



The structure for formal letters remains the same for all topics. Only the subject matter changes. 

In a letter to the editor:

1. Address the letter to the editor followed by the name of the news paper and the address of its head office.

2. Begin by mentioning the reason of writing the letter. 

3. Include your main concerns or observations in the body.

4. Your suggestions should be included in the concluding paragraph of the letter. 

Answered by Expert 24th February 2015, 7:02 PM
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