1) Sample Cover Letter
Hello. I am extremely interested in editing your romance novel. Let me share what I have to offer.
I am an experienced, multi-faceted teacher who is passionate about the written word. I home-educate my four children in every academic subject through a sixth grade level. My particular expertise, however, is the written word. I am daily committed to ensuring my students have a thorough understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition. This keeps me on my literary toes!
I noticed that the theme of your novel is love enduring adversity. I know something about this at the heart level. My husband lives with severe chronic pain which deeply affects our marriage, yet our commitment to each other and our family transcends the difficulties of this very real trial in our lives. I would love to use both my technical and my heart experience to make your novel shine.
I will thoroughly edit and proofread your novel. This includes everything from checking for typos, spelling mistakes and punctuation errors to correcting grammar and ensuring consistency of style. I will read your novel twice, once on screen and once on paper to ensure the best possible results.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my work. I wish you the best!
2) Sample Upwork Profile
I am a teacher with a passion for the English language. I have taught English writing and grammar through the sixth grade, consistently holding my students accountable for clear, well-crafted compositions.
I proofread anything from academic writing to fiction and blog posts, but my special interest is non-fiction. I particularly enjoy the topics of health, wellness, nature, memoirs, and the arts.
I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. During my college career, I served as a professor’s assistant, proofreading students’ academic papers to prepare them for final evaluation. I currently have the best, most rewarding job in the world educating my four children at home.
I look forward to applying my experience as a professional proofreader and educator to help you refine your written work to perfection!