To whom it may concern,
When I graduated college with a journalism degree, I was determined to be anything but a journalist. I spent four years earning three degrees – two in education and one in journalism/communication, – and I decided to take the safe, secure path into education. I put my passion for writing aside. It’s been 9 years and one Master’s degree since that decision. During those years, I have loved my career as an educator, but found myself continuously tugged back toward the writing world. Whenever the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to write. I completed jobs for friends and family, writing for local businesses, technical and grant writing for my school and the occasional freelance job. I started personal writing projects often – journaling, creating, blogging, learning HTML and staying fresh on AP Style. I remained fascinated by the written word; elated by the way text could elevate or deflate a project; judgmental of all whom undervalued its potential. While I have loved teaching, you only get one true love in life and, for me that has been writing.
In the spirit of transparency, I recognize my professional portfolio is thin, but what I lack in recent experience, I make up for in maturity, dedication and passion. I am a perfectionist by nature and energized by challenges. I have a love of learning that has helped me excel in many areas and will continue to benefit my work moving forward. My commitment to a task and determination to continuously grow in my profession can doubtlessly benefit your business. I know I would be a great asset to your team. I hope to hear from you soon and answer any additional questions you may have.
Thank you for your consideration.