Email Signature Etiquette
In 7th grade I took a Typing class where I learned the proper way to sign a business letter, the content for letterhead and the way to cc: and add "enclosures." I wonder if 7th graders now are learning the proper content for an email signature - and whether I can send some of my contemporaries to the class for a day or two.
Can I Copy That Article and Post It On My Web Site?
What to say "About Us"
Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright law, it is okay to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words or percentage of a work, but unofficially, a 300 word or 15% rule has been used (based on some informal policy of major New York publishing houses from the 1900s).
We recommend providing About Us information at 4 levels of detail:
- Tagline on the homepage: A few words or a brief sentence summarizing what the organization does.
- Summary: 1-2 paragraphs at the top of the main About Us page that offer a bit more detail about the organization's goal and main accomplishments.
- Fact sheet: A section following the summary that elaborates on its key points and other essential facts about the organization.
- Detailed information: Subsidiary pages with more depth for people who want to learn more about the organization.