This post is part of the Cana­di­an Style series. 7.27 Punc­tu­a­tion in salu­ta­tions In busi­ness let­ters and print­ed speech­es, a colon fol­lows the salu­ta­tion. In per­son­al let­ters, a com­ma fol­lows the salu­ta­tion.

Dear Dr. Jones: Dear Jim­my,

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

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