Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ms

  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Ms

    when signing a letter on behalf of someone else -- do you use pp: sign their name?

  2. #2
    apex2000's Avatar
    apex2000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Wales
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    785

    Re: Ms

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    when signing a letter on behalf of someone else -- do you use pp: sign their name?
    No, you should always sign your own name; that is why you add, or preface, your signature with pp to show that you are signing on behalf of the letter writer. Anything else is a forgery!

    This is rarely understood, even in business circles where it is most seen. That is the fault of the letter writer who has not explained why and how.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,552

    Re: Ms

    Well, obviously you shouldn't forge somebody else's signature.

    You sign your own name. Below that, you then write "p.p." before the name of the person you are signing for.

    So, if I were to sign a letter on behalf of my boss, Sarah Johnson, it would look like this:

    Yours sincerely,

    [my signature]

    p.p. Sarah Johnson
    Managing director

Posting Permissions

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