37. Write Once, Read Twice

In the same vein as you hear the wood worker say measure twice cut once, my rule is to write an email and then read through once for content and then read through again from the perspective of the receiver before sending. It is not always easy to communicate everything you want in email and certainly not the first time around. So by taking two review passes, you are more likely to send the actual message you were intending.  This may take a little more upfront time but saves you time on the back end from dealing with unintended consequences that can come from hastily created correspondence.

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