How to Write a Letter of Advice

Writing a letter of advice can be a difficult, but also rewarding experience. It is a unique opportunity to pass your wisdom on to someone you care about. If a friend, family member, or work colleague approaches you for advice, it is important to be careful and considered in your response. It is likely that your comments will be taken quite seriously, so if you don't feel confident in the advice you can offer the person, you should politely respond that you are not well suited to give such advice.

Below we will offer some tips for writing your letter of advice. To ensure that your letter is not misinterpreted, it is worth putting some extra effort into your English grammar and writing style. WhiteSmoke is the perfect tool for giving your letter of advice this finishing touch. As an all-in-one solution, WhiteSmoke features a grammar checker, a spell checker, a thesaurus, an online dictionary and special enrichment features to make your letter writing stand out.

Tips for writing a letter of advice

  1.   Allow yourself time for a considered response, but do respond as soon as you are able
  2.   No matter how you feel about the predicament of the person, respond respectfully and helpfully
  3.   Do not criticize, and avoid discouraging language
  4.   Only give advice relevant to the specific issue, and keep your writing concise and to the point
  5.   Keep channels open for further consultation should the person require more help

By following these simple tips for your letter of advice, you are half way there. However, you also need to ensure your advice cannot be misinterpreted in any way. This requires solid proofreading, with attention to grammar and style. WhiteSmoke Writing Software is the most complete writing tool available for this task.