July 17, 2011
Dear Prospective Client;
Currently a post-secondary English Instructor, I have been teaching English at both universities and business schools since 2001. During that time, I have gained much experience in teaching English grammar, writing, composition, and literature, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching English as it relates to proofreading, copy editing, and other developmental skills and practices in both academic and professional writing.
In addition, I also have more than ten years of professional editorial experience. From 1986 until 1997, I held various editorial jobs from copy consultant to publications editor. While these jobs differed in terms of managerial responsibities, they all required the same fundamental skills necessary to successful and effective editing: accurate proofreading, copy editing, and styling. I am also familiar with the MLA, ABA, and Chicago publishing styles and have many other English writing, grammar, and composition reference books on my book shelves at home.
If these skills are of interest to you, please let me know how I can help you. My resume should follow this letter for your further consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
85 Aetna Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
OBJECTIVE: Obtain an online proofreading, copy editing, or English writing and editing instructor or tutorial position.
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA.
MA (English) 1993.
Certified to Teach College Composition, 1986.
State University of New York
BA (English and Art) 1977.
English Instructor (2002-Current)
The Sawyer School
Responsibilities: Plan and instruct classes in business writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading for business and medical students. Tutor students in writing, editing, and grammar as necessary.
Adjunct English Professor (2001-2006)
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT.
Responsibilities: Planned and instructed undergraduate courses in English literature, grammar and composition. Also planned and instructed graduate writing and editing classes for ESL business students. Also tutored students in the university writing and editing lab.
Publications Editor (1996-1997)
The International Trademark Association
New York, NY.
Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, and managed the editorial production of several manuscripts for commercial publication.
Project Editor (1993-1995)
Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, and coded for publication several manuscripts for commercial publication.
Copy Consultant (1987-1992)
San Francisco, CA.
Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, indexed, and coded California Supreme and Appllate Court cases for commercial publication.
SALARY: Competitive but negotiable.