Friday, August 31, 2012

An Application Letter Example for Freelance Writer

An Application Letter Example for Freelance Writer

Firstname Lastname
Street Address 
▪ City State 
▪ Zip Code 
▪ Phone Number 
▪ email address
OBJECTIVE: To bring my personal Brand of effective and engaging writing to a larger audience within the scientific and literary community.
  • Science and literary writer excellent in preparing articles that engage, educate, and inform the general public at all levels.
  • Specializes in aerospace medicine, physics, and fine arts.
  • Unparalleled experience of 15 years success with magazines and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Alternative Times
  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Pain Foundation
  • Prevention Magazine
  • Logic Magazine
Mackinack Magazine: 2006-Present
Write literature reviews, literary and textbook book reviews, and film reviews, research physics articles, and compose poetry.
Antarctic Research Magazine: 2000-2006
Collaborated on a cultural anthropology series about Arctic Peoples.
Crime In New York Journal: 1998 - 2003
Learned investigative reporting and content editing.
  • American Association of Scientific Writers
  • New Orleans Reconstruction Group
  • Novalleuat Mathematicians Community
  • Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse
  • University of Michigan: BA, MA: English
  • Fishman Law School: JD
  • How to Write a Resume
  • Is the Prospect of Living on Mars Practical?
  • Medical Communities on the Moon
  • Science and Logic
  • The Universal Messages of Poetry
[Note: make sure to include Internet links wherever possible, or attach articles to an email application.]

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sample of Effective Job Application Cover Letter

Sample of Effective Job Application Cover Letter

50 North 2nd St.
Indiana, PA  15701

Ororo Munroe, Safety Director
CUNA Mutual Insurance
225 N. Mills St.
Madison, WI  53076
November 29th, 2010

Dear Safety Director Munroe,

I am writing this letter to apply for your program’s Assistant Safety Supervisor position. I feel my educational training and professional background make me well suited for the demands of this position. Currently I am senior finishing a Safety Science degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and could begin work on June 1st as your ad specifies. I also work part time in IUP's Office of International Affairs. I am especially interested in your company because I see that you are the leading insurance company in the midwest region and also earned a Worker Safety Zone award from the Wisconsin Safety Commission. I'd love to contribute to a company as interested in worker safety as yours seems to be. I believe the rest of this letter will illustrate what a great addition I would be to your work force.

In looking over the job description, I see that your chief need is for someone with a strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations.  As you’ll note on my resume, along with a full complement of safety courses, my familiarity with government safety regulations has been developed through an internship at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  I worked with the plant safety inspector who supervised operator safety for a paper which had a daily press run of 500,000 copies. During the internship, my most important training came when the paper purchased two new printing presses.  I was given the responsibility of reviewing all instructional materials that came with the presses, and designing a simplified operator’s guide sheet to be posted at each press.  This guide sheet had to meet all OSHA standards and be easily accessible by 30 press operators of varying skill levels.  The plant inspector not only approved my design, but then placed me in charge of updating all the older press safety signs in the building.  It is this type of innovative thinking, hard work, and dedication which I would bring to your department as an Assistant Safety Supervisor.

Your ad also mentions a need for a worker with strong organizational skills. As you'll note on my resume, I have been an Office Assistant for two years in the Office of International Affairs. In that position, I performed variety of tasks including filing applications from international students. I modified the office's filing system and added a computer record keeping component that helped speed up application processing time. The office director was so pleased with my work that I was given the 2005 Student Worker Award.

I look forward to discussing my qualifications with you.  In fact I will be making a trip to Madison within the next month which might present an ideal opportunity for an interview.  In the meantime, if there is any other information I can provide you, please contact me at (412) 555-1234.  If I don’t hear from you within the next two weeks, I’ll make a follow up call to see how your candidate search is progressing.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application.


Tim Barley

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sample Cover Letter for a Web Content Specialist

Sample Cover Letter for a Web Content Specialist

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Contact Name
Company Name
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Contact Person:

I'm writing to express my interest in the Web Content Specialist position listed on I have experience building large, consumer-focused health-based content sites. While much of my experience has been in the business world, I understand the social value of the non-profit sector and my business experience will be an asset to your organization.

My responsibilities included the development and management of the site's editorial voice and style, the editorial calendar, and the daily content programming and production of the web site. I worked closely with health care professionals and medical editors to help them provide the best possible information to a consumer audience of patients. In addition, I helped physicians learn to utilize their medical content to write user-friendly, readily comprehensible text.

Experience has taught me how to build strong relationships with all departments at an organization. I have the ability to work within a team as well as cross-team. I can work with web engineers to resolve technical issues and implement technical enhancements, work with the development department to implement design and functional enhancements, and monitor site statistics and conduct search engine optimization.

Thank you for your consideration.


FirstName LastName

Friday, August 3, 2012

International Curriculum Vitae (CV) Example



Full name: PIRES, FRANCISCO Manuel Prego de Ochôa e Azevedo
Nationality: Portuguese (born in Lourenzo Marques, Mozambique)
DOB: 17:12:62
Marital status: Married
Address: Rua Augusto Gil, 41 – 4460-211 Senhora da Hora, Porto, Portugal
Mob.: (+355) 932 687 548  /  (+355) 964 644 718 
Fax. : (+355) 220 125 439


My career has led me to specialize increasingly in the management of complex multi-cultural projects and their staffs at international levels.  I have experience in: strategic forward-planning; operating within the tight financial disciplines imposed by ambitious budgets which I have helped to plan; methodical administration to deadlines (not to speak of crisis management where necessary); and the application of modern leadership methods (through staff motivation and involvement in both decision-making and target-setting, clarity in communication, and easy personal inter-relations).  My own cosmopolitan background and analytical interests in other cultures, together with a command of several European languages, have also left me confident in handling negotiations that require the reconciliation of different national approaches to otherwise common problems.

Skills Base
  1. Familiarity with both the artistic and the commercial worlds, the culture of government, and European regulations
  2. Tested management techniques in both continental and British contexts
  3. Proven leadership and human management skills
  4. Budget design and monitoring
  5. Time-efficient, systematic working methodology
  6. Rapid adaptability to new problem-solving and new locations
  7. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian
  8. IT: Word, Excel, Windows
  9. Clean driving license