Sample Apology Letters

by Kay on September 1, 2023

I’m not at all sorry to report that I’ve boosted the selection of sample apology letters at These are designed to help people find the right words to say they’re sorry for personal or professional missteps.

Aa always, each letter at the site is free for your personal use. Just download one that’s close to your situation and type into the template to customize it.

There are now 535 sample apologies from which to choose, along with articles and tips on letter-writing.

There are new letters with wording to apologize for: flaking on a group project, blocking someone on social media, apologizing too much, venting, or for “being toxic.”

I’ve also added a few apology response templates. has new letters addressing business or workplace issues such as errors on a joint workplace project. You’ll also find letters for businesses to send to customers to express regrets, build trust, or validate someone’s experience.

Completing the new additions are: apologies that detail what went wrong, a late apology, an apology with a promise, and an apology for something you didn’t do.

Each letter template downloads instantly in editable DOC form so you can type into it using Microsoft Word or another compatible program.

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