Cover Letter For Freelance Proofreader Services

Resume/CV editing and proofreading services

Cambridge Proofreading LLC proofreads and edits hundreds of CVs/resumes, cover letters, and job applications each year.

Errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, or typography can be very damaging when applying for a new job. Our experienced editors can carefully review your resume, cover letter, and/or job application to ensure that it is error free.

CV proofreading services delivered in as little as 8 hours*

We are available 24/7 and can return your proofread resume in as little as 8 hours.

We have multiple tiers of flat-rate pricing based on word count and delivery time. For job application materials, we recommend our two-editor premium service. Having two editors review your manuscript ensures the highest possible level of accuracy, which is of critical importance to making a positive impression on a prospective employer.

Below are a selection of testimonials from previous clients on our proofreading and editing services for career related communications. You can read more independent reviews on our service from previous clients on here on TrustPilot.


How we will review your resume/cover letter

Our resume editors will proofread your document and fix flaws in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. We will also edit, if requested, to fix awkward phrasing and improve clarity and academic tone.

  • We check your document for language, grammar, syntax, logic and flow.
  • We will fix awkward phrasing and improve logic.
  • We will improve lexical choice and professional tone.
  • Our revisions are highlighted for you to check.

Expert CV editors

Our editing team is comprised of experienced professionals that hold advanced degrees from leading US/UK universities. Toggle below to view profiles of a handful of our editors:

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Dr B. Fanstone, PhD

History & International Relations Editor

12Years
Experience

110Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD History (University of Stirling)
MRes Environmental History (University of Stirling)
MA International (University of Leicester)

Dr E.V., PhD

Biology & Physiology Editor

15Years
Experience

133Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Ph.D. Physiology (Leading US institution)
M.S. Exercise Physiology (Leading US institution)
M.A. Biology (Leading US institution)
B.S. Human Physiology (Leading US institution)

Dr Lees, PhD

Earth Sciences Editor

15Years
Experience

124Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Micropalaeontology (University College London)
BSc Earth Sciences (University of Aston in Birmingham)

Dr. G.G., PhD

Medical Sciences Editor

4Years
Experience

86Papers
Edited

94%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Pharmacology (University of Bath)
MSc Medical Sciences (Newcastle University)
BSc Biomedical Sciences (University of Surrey)

Dr. Eckler, Psy.D

Psychology Editor

6Years
Experience

393Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Psy.D Clinical Psychology (Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology); B.A. (Hons) Psychology and Plan II Honors Program (University of Texas at Austin).

Dr. Cobin, PhD

Economics & Public Policy Editor

20Years
Experience

67Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Ph.D. Public Policy (George Mason University)
M.A. Economics (George Mason University)
M.A. Business Economics (University of California)

Dr. Clark, PhD

Archaeology Editor

28Years
Experience

45Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Ph.D. Archaeology (University of London)
M.A. Archaeology (University of London)
B.A. Archaeology (University of Durham)

Dr. Geenberg, PhD

Humanities Editor

3Years
Experience

55Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Ph.D. Linguistics (Stanford University)
MA Linguistics (Stanford University)
B.A. Linguistics (Cornell University)

Dr. Heath, PhD

Life & Medical Sciences Editor

14Years
Experience

67Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Molecular Cell Biology (University of Birmingham)
MSc Molecular Cell Biology (University of Birmingham)
BSc Genetics and Molecular Biology (University of Wolverhampton)

Dr. Kneissl, PhD

Physics & Economics Editor

28Years
Experience

284Papers
Edited

97%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Theoretical Physics (University of Cambridge)
BSc Astrophysics (University College London)
Advanced Diploma in Economics (London School of Economics)

Dr. McNaught, PhD

Chemistry Editor

26Years
Experience

423Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Physical Chemistry (Monash University)
MSc Physical Chemistry (Monash University)
BSc Physical Chemistry (Monash University)

Dr. Smith, PhD

Computer Sciences Editor

11Years
Experience

122Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

PhD Computer Science (University of Liverpool)
MSc Computer Science (University of Liverpool)
BSc Computer Science (University of Liverpool)

Dr. Wendy S, PhD

Life & Medical Sciences Editor

9Years
Experience

55Papers
Edited

98%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Ph.D. Cell Biology (Weill Cornell Graduate School)
M.S. Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (San Francisco State)
B.S. Pharmacology (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Dr. Zimmer

Political Sciences Editor

11Years
Experience

67Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

B.A. Political Science/Philosophy (Michigan State University)
M.A. Philosophy (Louisiana State University)
PhD Comparative Literature (Louisiana State University)

K. Forde, JD, MBA

Business & Law Editor

16Years
Experience

233Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

MBA Master of Business Administration (Northeastern University)
JD Law (Northeastern University)
BA Sociology (Brandeis University)

M. Hasan, LLB, MPP

Legal Editor

5Years
Experience

45Papers
Edited

95%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise:

Master of Public Policy (Georgetown University)
Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales)
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) (University of New South Wales)

“Sharp eye for errors”

“I submitted my CV to Cambridge and was impressed by the quality and speed of service. It was returned in just five hours and the editor managed to spot several errors that I certainly would have missed. I intend to send my cover letter in soon. Thanks.”

– Jeremy, Manchester, UK.

“Personable service”

“After receiving the proofreader’s edited version of my resume and cover letter, I made some suggested changes based on his/her comments. Afterwards, the proofreader was kind enough to review my changes. ”

– Michael, Boston, MA.

“Great work, affordable rates”

“I wanted to get my grammar and punctuation check on a job application I had drafted. Cambridge Proofreading did a good job of this. I also found them to be much more affordable than other CV editing services that I saw advertised online.”

– Gary, Dublin, Ireland.

Sample Cover Letter and Resume for an Editor Job

Are you applying for jobs working as an editor or a writer? Take the time to customize your own letter, being sure to match your qualifications to the requirements listed in the job posting. While organization and strong writing abilities are required for nearly every editorial or writing position, jobs can vary widely in terms of other desired skills. Some editorial positions require strong project management abilities; others call for creativity and the ability to brainstorm ideas easily and speedily.

Review an example of a cover letter written for an editorial position for inspiration. This sample letter highlights the applicant's editorial, creative, and technical skills. Also see below for an example of a resume written for an editorial or writing position and tips for writing interview-winning resumes and cover letters.

Cover Letter Example - Editorial Position

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

Company Name
Address
City, State, ZIP Code

Dear Hiring Manager,

I'm writing to express my interest in the Editorial Manager position at ABCD Company advertised on Craigslist.

My unique combination of technical expertise, creative abilities, and experience managing both writers and projects, makes me an ideal person to help your editorial team thrive.

I have developed and implemented editorial standards for both style and quality that are used by writing and editorial teams.

In addition, I have worked closely with other departments including marketing, sales, and technology. 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.

If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know.

I can be reached anytime via email (name.name@gmail.com) or cell phone, 555-555-5555. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Sincerely,

FirstName LastName

How to Send an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending a cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information:

Subject: Your Name - Editorial Position

Editor / Writer Resume Example

FirstName LastName
Street Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone (Cell/Home)
Email Address

Professional Experience

Features Editor, The Sarasotian
August 20XX - Present
Sarasota Springs, New York

  • Edit stories for factual information and grammatical correctness from on-staff and freelance writers
  • Edit and paginate Features section daily in Quark
  • Edit and paginate News, Business and Local sections including and special sections
  • Create headlines, subheads and photo captions for local, national and syndicated stories
  • Sign off on completed pages prior to going to print
  • Write feature stories on local personalities, events, sports and the arts
  • Interview local and national artists for stories and profiles
  • Preview and review concerts of local and national significance
  • Cover the Sarasota social scene at various charitable events

Writer, Copy Editor, Sarasota Seasons Magazine
May 20XX - August 20XX
Sarasota Springs, New York

  • Write fashion stories
  • Book photo shoot and serve as art director on shoot
  • Seek out models for fashion shoots
  • Edit and compile monthly calendar listings

Additional Experience

  • Independent contractor for ABC Communications, writing commercials, business plans, surveys and press releases
  • Administrative Assistant for the DEF News and Media Relations Office interacting with national and regional newspapers and television news organizations

Education

Southern University
Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in English

Tips for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters for Editorial Jobs

  • If possible, match your style and tone to the company’s products. For example, if you’re applying to edit a lifestyle blog, you’ll want a snappier, more accessible voice in your cover letter than if you’re hoping to be hired for as copy editor at financial services firm. As much as you can, mimic what appears to be their house style: if they’re anti-Oxford comma, you are too (at least for the purposes of this job application).
  • Proofread, proofread, proofread. The worst thing you can do, when applying for an editor job, is make a typo. Don’t trust yourself to catch every tiny error – even the best editors find it hard to see their own mistakes, once they make them. Instead, enlist a trusted friend to review your application materials before you submit them. 

More Examples and Writing Tips

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