Cover Letter For Content Writer

You want an entry-level job as a web content writer. So your writing resume needs to be concise, interesting…and totally free of errors.


Focus on how you crank out copy for targeted readers. Provide a link to your online portfolio of writing samples. Also mention your fluency with content management systems (CMS) and related software.


Take a look at the following writer resume example aimed at securing an entry-level position in this field:


Alicia Washington, BA Communications
234 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C8

Mobile: (902) 421-5450

Writing Portfolio:


TALENTED WEB WRITER (with strong references)

  • Recent graduate in Communications from Acadia University
  • Flexible writer for a variety of web and multi-platform applications.
  • Sharp eye for detail (spelling, grammar, tonality).
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work with subject matter experts, adapting their knowledge into stories, articles, summaries and more.



Web Content Writer

Co-Op Placement via Acadia University

CITGO FUND SERVICES            2014 – 2015


  • Wrote targeted content for consumer portion of website. Encompassed a range of financial service offerings.
  • Created a brand new series of articles highlighting how Citgo’s consumers employ financial products throughout their needs lifecycles.
  • Edited content contributions from staff to ensure accuracy, readability and brand-consistent tonality.
  • Developed tutorial scripts, FAQ’s, emails and communication briefs.
  • Prepared and presented analysis of existing CMS to senior management. Proposed a reduction in content turnaround times of 25% by deploying editorial calendar.


Freelance Writer (Occasional)

 AS A STUDENT                           2013 - 2014                


  • Wrote an array of web, mobile-based and print articles, reviews and communication briefings for e-magazines, newsletters and blogs.



Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia                                                   Sept 2012 - April 2015

BA in Communication

Relevant courses: Writing for the Web 205, Target Readership Analysis 312, Intro to Communications 101, Content Management Systems 120, Editing for Style and Precision 301.



  • Writing
  • Editing for style
  • Proofreading / grammar checking
  • Research & fact-checking
  • Target readership analysis
  • Creating proper tonality and level



  • Windows & Mac OS Platforms
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Adobe PDF, Joomla CMS
  • HTML 5 basic coding
  • Infographics tools & software (Flash, Processing, Dundas, Infragistics)


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Dear Mr. Rocco

While conducting online research on content writing jobs I came across your ad and am submitting not only my resume but a few writing samples for your review and consideration. I have a degree in English and a solid background in writing for various clients throughout my freelance writing experience.

I currently write primarily for five clients whose major focuses include human resources training and development recruiting business management and social media. While following the Purdue OWL AP Style I create engaging content and am adept at including the natural use of keywords to increase search engine optimisation without interrupting the flow of the article. I have written press releases email newsletters and articles on various subjects related to business and job search questions and have received excellent ratings from my clients. I enjoy conducting the necessary research to make my articles relevant current and interesting and I bring my industry knowledge and experience to every project I tackle. I enjoy the freelance writing experience and am also open to a contractual arrangement as mentioned in your ad.

I look forward to hearing from you either by email or by phone at your earliest convenience. If you require writing samples of a more specific nature I’m sure I can provide them. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Betty Paget

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