How to write like a pro….
Ok, hon, let’s talk about your emails. Have you ever ended one with ‘I hope I have informed you enough?”
No? Of course not. Your colleague did. Bert. Not you. You would NEVER do that because you know it’s rude in English, right? But Bert…he’ll never learn.
So let’s pass this on to Bert…when you’re done reading.
This is a direct translation of the Dutch phrase ‘Ik hoop u voldoende geïnformeerd te hebben.’ This works beautifully in Dutch. It’s normal, professional, expected, and functional.
But guess what?
English people don’t speak Dutch. (Most of them.)
They see this phrase and they’re like….”Say what?”
So let’s make it better.
You want to keep the door of communication open. Because if someone (god forbid!) DOES need more information, you’ve just kind of told them that you’re done helping them.
So let’s try these awesome alternatives:
1. Should you require further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. (formal)
2. If you need anything else, just let me know. (informal)
3. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know. (semi-formal)
4. Feel free to reach out if there’s anything else you need! (informal)
5. Happy to help you with anything else you need! (informal)
I hope these help you end your mails with someone saying “Wow, that writer is a totally fabulous professional.”
Enjoy the next step! (See picture below for extra inspiration!)