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    Letter Writing

    Hi, can you please tell me where the acronym 'pp' is positioned when you are signing on behalf of someone else, does it appear before the signature, or before the person's name you are signing on behalf of? If that makes sense..


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    Re: Letter Writing

    Before the {typed} name of the person for whom you are signing:

    "Yours sincerely,

    Signature

    pp James Doe,
    Managing Director."

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    Re: Letter Writing

    It means 'per pro' - Latin for 'For and on behalf of'. It should therefore be positioned before the typed name of the person responsible for the letter, and certainly after the (secretary's) signature.

    I have seen more formal explanations such as "Dictated by Mr John Smith and signed in his absence."

    Dave


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    Re: Letter Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mortimer View Post
    It means 'per pro' - Latin for 'For and on behalf of'. It should therefore be positioned before the typed name of the person responsible for the letter, and certainly after the (secretary's) signature.

    I have seen more formal explanations such as "Dictated by Mr John Smith and signed in his absence."

    Dave
    per procurationem (by agency)

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