The Complimentary Close and Signature Line

The left edge of the close and signature line in the semiblock and modified block begin in the center, at the same column as the heading.

The close and signature of the block letter begins at the left margin.

The complimentary close begins with a capital letter and ends with a comma.

Skip from one to three spaces (two on a typewriter), and type in the signature line, the printed name of the person signing the letter.

Sign the name in the space between the close and the signature line, starting at the left edge of the signature line.

Women may indicate how they wish to be addressed by placing Miss, Mrs., Ms. or similar title in parentheses before their name.

The signature line may include a second line for a title, if appropriate.

The signature should start directly above the first letter of the signature line in the space between the close and the signature line. Use blue or black ink.


(Signature goes here)

(Mrs.) Elisabeth Jackson
Director of Acquisitions

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