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Amanda Green
281 West 33 Street
New York NY 10001
M: 0400 400 300


Sandra Wallcott
Editorial Director
B2B Publishing
Street address
New York NY 10001

Dear Sandra

I am applying for the editorial position advertised recently on Publishing Jobs NY. I have attached my Curriculum Vitae that addresses your requirements and shows my employment record and educational qualifications.

I would love the opportunity to meet and discuss my suitability and to find out more about the position. At interview, I can show that I have:

  • experience in writing articles, news, interviews and one book as shown on my CV
  • a solid history of editing various publications including print and online
  • demonstrated success developing ideas into published works
  • experience of working in an editorial team and contributing to the success of that team
  • high-level editing skills –structural editing, copy editing and proofreading
  • research skills and the ability to analyse the accuracy of research.


I am keen to stay in New York and, as my next career move, I am very interested in pursuing an editorial role with a leading publishing company such as yours.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the position further.

Yours sincerely

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Amanda Green

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