posted by Diane on .
How do i revise a memo?
Check it to make absolutely sure it says what you want to say. Of course, watch carefully for punctuation, grammar, capitalization, and spelling.
Another thing about memos is this: Make absolutely sure the super-overall idea is the first sentence. You can add details later, but for the most part, if you don't get your main idea across in the first sentence (or the first 2 or 3 sentences, if you're lucky), it won't get across. People who work in offices who get umpteen memos a day tend to skim the beginning of each and decide later which ones need real reading!