As an editor, poet, avid reader, and native Portlander, I have always admired XYZ Publication. I have seen you on many occasions at Branching readings and the Oregon Book Awards conventions. Now that Branching has relocated its office to New York, I find that I want to continue my career with a publication that involves this wonderful city the way yours does.
I was compelled to submit to your open position for a copy editor because it perfectly lines up with my qualifications. I believe that my experience in similar projects would make me a great fit at your publication.
|Your Requirements||My Qualifications|
|4-year degree in English, journalism, editing, or publishing||B.A. double-major in English literature and journalism from Portland State|
|3+ years' experience editing work||4 years as the managing editor for Branching; 7 years copyediting Loose|
|Administrative Skills are a plus||Adept at contributor correspondence, grant-writing, and submission managers|
|Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (coding skills are a plus)||Fluent with Word, Excel, Publisher, HTML, CCS, Quickbooks, and FilePro|
My talents and passions are perfectly in line with what you're looking for, and it would be an honor to work with the editors who published "Rays of Dusk" and who were responsible for publishing Kate Johnson's earliest work.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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