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How to Write a Cover Letter

After weeks of searching, you’ve finally found it: a job posting that suits your skills and interests perfectly. Clinching an interview is vital when it comes to finding employment, so why take a risk? Follow our editor's advice and submit a cover letter along with your resume or application. Continued...


How to Format a Cover Letter

A nicely formatted cover letter attached to your resume is a great way to show a prospective employer that you are sincerely interested in the job being offered—it may even give you a valuable advantage over other candidates. Continued...


How to Write a Letter of Complaint

Life is full of disappointments, but sometimes these disappointments are so great that they warrant further scrutiny. Rather than act like a spoiled child, ranting and raving, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to write a beautifully constructed letter of complaint? Continued...


How to Write a Formal Letter

In today’s Internet- and email-driven society, the need to write a formal letter arises less often than in the past. However, it is still occasionally necessary to present a formal letter to obtain information, to apply for an academic program or a job, to complain about a product or service, or simply to express your opinion in an effective and coherent manner. Continued...


Understanding Social Networking Web Sites

The idea behind social networking web sites is really quite simple: the Internet has become a ubiquitous tool, and many people are now spending a large portion of their daily lives online, either for work or recreational purposes. Therefore, it’s only natural for the millions of Internet users all over the world to want a convenient way of staying in touch with each other. Continued...


How to Write a Screenplay

Writing a screenplay, in many ways, is like writing a novel or short story: it requires careful planning to develop the central characters, themes, conflicts, plot devices, and an eventual resolution. The major difference, of course, is that the story must be shown through action and dialogue, rather than simply told through narration. Remember, film is a visual medium and your screenplay should reflect that. Continued...


How to Write a Resume

Your formal resume is a summary of your education and job experience. It is the all-important document that will be your first impression to a prospective employer. Continued...


Editing versus Proofreading

It's common for many people, including business professionals and first-time Scribendi.com clients, to be a bit unclear about the differences between editing and proofreading. Continued...


10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following are 10 reasons to hire a professional editor. Continued...


Editing Tips—Making Comparisons

This is the second in a series of articles addressing several common grammatical issues. This article explains phantom or one-sided comparisons, which might be the most prevalent issue of all, particularly in academic papers. Continued...




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