Dear Future Employer,
As a content marketer with experience creating SEO-optimized content on various topics, I’m enthusiastic about the chance to fill the open writer or editor role with you, which I learned about on WriteJobs. I’d love to leverage my extensive content marketing skills in a working capacity to promote your work as it helps boost awareness and engagement via strategic content creation. I also create questions for Lea Nathan, who takes on academic clients such as the American Payroll Association, to make their test questions. I can write 160 questions in two weeks or less, depending on the topic.
Most recently, I was a freelance SEO writer at TicketSmarter, a ticket resale marketplace. By planning, researching, and writing SEO-optimized blog posts and website copy, I play an integral role in marketing the company to prospective and existing customers. I’m also a self-employed writer and editor. One of my main focus areas is ghostwriting and editing manuscripts for independent authors—and creating detailed, tailored marketing strategies to promote their work. In one instance, I made a marketing plan for an author, outlining specific marketing activities, explaining each activity’s goal, and setting a deadline for each activity. I also introduced her to Mailchimp so she could write newsletters and email them to her fans. I edited pieces she wrote to promote her work as well. Along the way, I helped her track her stats so she could tweak her marketing strategy based on what resonated best with her audience. Because of my work, the number of views the author’s books got on Amazon went up by 50-200 a week—and an increase in sales followed. Similarly, I’m confident I’ll plan and execute successful digital marketing campaigns with quality content for you.
I’ve created and edited content on different topics for unique audiences throughout my career while under stringent deadlines. I kept readers updated about their favorite musicians and TV shows at Surge.IO by writing 20 articles a week. Each week at The Pop Topic, I optimized five to ten pop culture content for SEO, conducting competitive keyword research with Yoast SEO. I also edited photos for articles with Adobe Photoshop and Canva. At WhoWhatWhy one of my main tasks was putting together a weekly email newsletter that went out to around 1,300 people. And during my time at Brevard College’s annual literary magazine, I not only edited poems, plays, and short stories, but I also organized the magazine’s layout using Adobe InDesign. I can use my sharp content creation skills to tell the story of your business in multiple ways.
Additionally, I have strong collaboration skills. From editing multiple writers’ pieces at The Pop Topic to organizing cross-state remote meetings between authors and the lead editor of the Pisgah Review, an annual literary journal, I know how to work with colleagues to achieve high-quality results.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to bring my dedication, proven content marketing skills, and enthusiasm for the work you are doing to become a valued member of the team. I look forward to learning more about the role and can be reached at 828-729-6952 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have further questions.
Ivy E. Pope
Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Interview, Product Description, Buyers Guide, Press Release, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Guide, Script, Landing Page
Brevard College, Bachelor's of Integrated Studies in Business and English
Brevard College, Minor in History