I43 Farndon Street, Blackstock, Essex CM2I 8BG
TEL/FAX (01402) 546091
Ms Cath Harries
Human Resources Manager
Harpen Books Ltd
۹-۱۱, Clapton Street
۲۹th August 2005
Dear Ms Harries,
Assistant Editor/Desk Editor
I wish to apply for the above post, advertised in The Bookseller.
Currently I am working in a new small publishing company, Notions, that specializes in
highly designed, high-quality non-fiction books. Since I started here I have been the
only full-time employee working on all editorial aspects of the books. Answering
directly to the Publishing Director and the Editorial Director, I have a very wide range
of responsibilities including: editing on screen in Quark and Microsoft Word, liaising
with the designers and freelance editors, checking manuscripts at the film stage,
managing the stationery budget, Americanizing text, as well as signing off books, having
checked the proofs.
I have been at Notions for over a year, and have learnt a great deal, but there is no
longer the scope to use all my knowledge and experience. I am seeking a position that
offers responsibility for the full range of publishing and editorial skills, as well as the
opportunity to meet and work with a range of people. I like to think that I bring
enthusiasm and adaptability to my work.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this letter and my enclosed curriculum
vitae. The telephone number I have given is my home one and all calls are answered.
I look forward to hearing from you.