Sample query letters for freelance editing work
August 23, 2006 9:14 AM Subscribe
I am looking for examples of a cover/query letter you'd send for freelance work, to a company that is not currently advertising any positions.
posted by Siobhan to Work & Money (2 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking to expand my freelance editing business and want to send out some information to prospective clients. Amazingly, I have managed to do this work for eight years without ever having to send a single unsolicited letter -- I have been very lucky with networking. These letters are not to bid or apply for a specific project, but just to introduce myself and my business.
I do have a general sense of the goals of the letter and how it should be laid out, but I would find it really helpful to see the phrasing and structure of some actual letters. That is, I'm looking not for advice or tips (I've found plenty of those) but for the cover letters themselves. Ideally this information would be available online and would not require a trip to the bookstore/library. Thanks.