12 responses to “Introduce yourself to land work: why freelance LOIs matter”

  1. Introducing Cognitive Connection « a.k.a writer

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    […] You can reach your network and prospective contacts very effectively with e-mail. A great way to do this is through a well-written letter of introduction (also known as LOIs). These letters are commonly used by writers and are also effective for any freelancer or business owner. You can find tips for writing these letters here and here. […]

  3. Matthew Carson

    Thank you so much for your article. I am venturing into full-time, freelance design after 24 years in corporate marcom. Finding your article on Google is best thing to happen to me all day!

  4. ABCs of Freelance Writing: L is for Letter | Suess's Pieces

    […] get started: Learn why the letter of introduction matters to freelancers and learn how to use  templates while still ensuring your LOI doesn’t read like a form […]

  5. Back to school means back to work | WordCount

    […] Send letters of introduction.  Some editors would rather receive a letter of introduction than a pitch. In a LOI, explain who you are, what you specialize in, the type of writing or other […]

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    […] am loving your blog. I wrote a letter of introduction this week after reading about them. That got me thinking about another strange side of freelancing […]

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    […] a letter of introduction (LOI) to subtly entice an editor to work with you or buy your story, not bang them over the head […]

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    […] you feel the need to explain a big gaps between clips, save it for the cover letter or letter of introduction you send with a resume. Rather than write about it as a negative — “I realize I […]

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    […] thinking about adding a blog and could use your expertise to make it happen. Write the same type of letter of introduction you’d use to introduce yourself to an editor you want to freelance for. Only instead of a […]

  10. David Geer

    This is a very helpful article and LOI example, Michelle. I am glad that I found it.

  11. Molly McHugh

    Great article and sample LOIs – thanks much. Tweeted!

  12. Emily Keener

    Thank you, Michelle. This advice is exactly what I’ve been trying to find!

    – Emily