Bilingual Guide to Business and Professional Correspondence: German-English - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080176550, 9781483181592

Bilingual Guide to Business and Professional Correspondence: German-English

1st Edition

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Authors: Joseph Harvard
eBook ISBN: 9781483181592
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 204
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Bilingual Guide to Business and Professional Correspondence: German-English presents a selection of sentences and phrases that are essential for writing business letters. The book is comprised of nine chapters; each chapter addresses a specific aspect of business communications. The text first presents the lay-out of a German business letters, and then proceeds to tackling the contents of a business letter. The subsequent chapters deal with various concerns in business communications, such monetary concerns, legal matters, business transactions, applications, and business relations. The book will be of great use to individuals who work at corporate settings.

Table of Contents

I. The Lay-out of a German Business Letter

1. The Heading 2. The Date 3. The Address 4. The Reference 5. The Salutation 6. The Body of the Letter 7. The Subscription 8. The Signature 9. Enclosures 10. The Envelope

II. The Contents of a Business Letter

11. Beginning a Letter 12. The Body of a Letter 13. Ending a Letter 14. The Personal Touch 15. Short Routine Communications

III. Business Organization

16. Establishment and Extension of Business 17. Engagement of Staff 18. Advertising and Publicity 19. Call of Representatives 20. Agencies 21. Business on Commission 22. Company Business 23. Notification of Changes 24. Failure and Bankruptcy

IV. Business Transactions

25. Inquiries 26. Offers 27. Order 28. Confirmation and Execution of Orders 29. Conditions and Modifications of Orders 30. Delays in Deli Very 31. Non-Fulfillment and Cancellation of Orders 32. Complaints 33. Apologies, Explanations, Adjustments 34. Queries and Adjustment of Charges 35. Settlement of Accounts 36. Overdue Accounts 37. Request for Time to Pay

V. Money and Legal Matters

38. Accounts 39. Banking 40. Investments 41. Letters of Credit 42. Agreements 43. Legal Proceedings

VI. Packing, Transport and Insurance

44. Packing 45. Transport 46. Forwarding Agent 47. Movement of Goods 48. Chartering a Vessel 49. Insurance

VII. Business Relations

50. Travel 51. Accommodation 52. Letters of Introduction 53. Invitations and Appointments 54. Negotiations

VIII. Inquiry and Information

55. Request for Information 56. Agent's Report 57. The State of the Market 58. Research and Investigation 59. Government Control and Regulations

IX. Applications an


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