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How to CC in a Business Letter

"CC," which stands for carbon copy, is a familiar phrase in e-mail, but can also be used in business letters and legal documents.


  • Step 1: Follow format Follow a proper letter format when you write your letter.
  • Step 2: After signature Under your signature, type cc. Put two to four spaces between your signature and the cc line.
  • TIP: CC can be in lower or upper case.
  • Step 3: Put the first name Type the first addressee’s name next to "cc," and type the names of the other addressees below it.
  • TIP: Type their first and last names. You can also include the names of their employers.
  • Step 4: Inform everyone Send the letter to all parties involved in the cc.
  • Step 5: Type included persons' e-mail addresses Type cc'd peoples' e-mail addresses in the "cc" line, below the primary address.
  • FACT: Did you know? The first documented use of the term "carbonated paper" was in 1806, when Ralph Wedgwood patented his "Stylographic Writer."

You Will Need

  • A letter
  • Addresses you are cc-ing

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