Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Unregistered

    Dictator v Typist

    What is the proper format to use for initials at the bottom of the letter when there is no dictator of the letter, but only a typist? Example:

    JWM/ds indicates JWM was dictator and ds was typist.

    ds indicates there was no dictator and that ds was the typist.

    Is DMS/dms proper when there is no dictator and dms is the typist?

  2. Ouisch's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 4,142
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Dictator v Typist

    DMS/ds indicates that DMS composed the letter, and ds typed it. However, not everyone includes the initials of the person who composed the letter, as that information is apparent from the signature. It is quite common to find just the typist's initials (/ds) on business correspondence.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts