You are probably familiar with some of the difficulties that entry-level professional proofreaders & editors might encounter on the job market.
Some (if not many) hiring managers complain about the performance of the candidates they received. They have trouble making a choice among hundreds of applications, interviews, and tests.
These cover letters show you how to gain an advantage over other applicants in your job search process, as they successfully landed their desired job position thanks to this blog on how to craft a perfect proofreader & editor cover letter.
Professional editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry
I'm writing to apply for the editing and proofreading position at [company name]. My name is [your name]. I'm a professional editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry.
I have worked on projects that range from books to magazines, and I've handled everything from copy editing to proofreading, content writing, research, fact-checking and more.
I believe that every project should be approached as if it were my own, so I am committed to making sure each piece of work meets your needs by providing a top-notch final product that you can use with confidence.
I'm available whenever you need me, whether we're talking about an ongoing project or just an occasional one-off job. My home office setup includes a Mac desktop computer with Adobe Creative Cloud installed, along with all the other tools needed for high-quality work (like Microsoft Office).
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Working as a freelance editor for the past 3 years
I'm so excited to apply for the position of Editing & Proofreading with your company. I've been working as a freelance editor for the past 3 years, and I've had a chance to work with some really amazing clients from all over the world. I love what I do, and I'm confident that I can add value to your team by taking on this position.
My skills include:
- Strong grammar skills and an eye for detail
- Ability to use software such as Word and Adobe InDesign
- A desire to learn new things every day (and have fun doing it!)
I would love the opportunity to discuss this role further with you! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information about my experience.
Ability to adapt quickly
I'm so excited to be applying for the Editing & Proofreading job at your company! I'm a recent graduate from [School Name] and have been working as an editor for about a year now.
I've had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, including books, academic papers, and even some short stories. I've honed my skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting—as well as how best to convey ideas clearly and concisely.
I would love the opportunity to bring my experience to your team. In addition to my formal training in editing and proofreading, I've learned so much through the hands-on experience of working with a wide range of clients and projects. My ability to adapt quickly is one of my strengths: when faced with new challenges or unforeseen circumstances, I can quickly assess what needs fixing and how best to approach it.
I am available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM EST. My home office setup includes an external hard drive for storing documents securely; a wireless keyboard; an ergonomic mouse; a large desk lamp; and good posture (which doesn't always come easy with all this equipment!).
If you would like to discuss any aspect of my qualifications further, please feel free to contact me at any time at [phone number].
Strong background in copywriting and editing
My name is [your name], and I'm excited to be applying for the Editing & Proofreading position with [company name]. I have a strong background in copywriting and editing, and I'd love to use those skills to help you out.
I have experience working with authors, journalists, and other writers to make sure that their content is engaging and easy to read. In my past role as an editor at [company name], I worked on a variety of projects, including marketing materials, blog posts, and newsletters. I also managed a team of proofreaders at my previous company.
I'm confident that my skills would add value to your business. My goal is always to help others succeed by making their content as clear and engaging as possible—and that's exactly what you need!
You can check out some examples of my work here: [link].
I'm available Mondays through Fridays from 8 am-5 pm EST. Feel free to reach out at any time if you'd like more information or want to discuss further details about how we could work together!
Ability to stay organized, and to work independently
I am writing to apply for the editing and proofreading job at [company name]. I am confident that my skills, experience, and work plan make me a great fit for this position.
My background includes 4 years of tutoring students in English grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I have also worked as a freelance editor for over 2 years and have edited many manuscripts in various genres.
I understand that you are looking for an editor who can add value to your business by providing professional feedback and quality work. As such, my job plan is to provide you with high-quality content that is on time.
I believe that what sets me apart from other applicants is my attention to detail, my ability to stay organized, and my ability to work independently while maintaining strong communication with clients.
I am available for interviews during the week starting at 8:00 am EST on Monday through Friday. My home office setup includes a desk with two monitors (one monitor is dedicated to my Macbook Pro), a printer/scanner/copier, and ample storage space.
I would be happy to discuss this in more detail if you are interested in hiring me.
Over 2 years of experience editing and proofreading
Dear [Hiring Manager's Name],
My name is [Your Name], and I'd like to express my interest in the Editing & Proofreading job posting at [company name].
I have over two years of experience editing and proofreading academic papers on a freelance basis. I have also worked as a personal assistant to several professors, helping them prepare their work for publication. In addition to my experience, I have excellent communication skills and am very organized.
I understand that you are looking for someone who can provide high-quality work on a consistent basis, so I am writing to let you know that this is one of my strengths. When I take on a project, I commit myself fully to it and ensure that the final product meets or exceeds all expectations. My clients have always been thrilled with the results!
I would love to learn more about this opportunity. Please contact me at [email address] or call me at [phone number] so we can schedule an appointment to discuss this further!