Someone Else Should Do Final Proofread of Your Cover Letter


TeenaRoseBook.jpg It is very difficult for you to catch the mistakes in your own writing. Ask someone else to proofread your cover letter, mentioning what you’d like them to look for (spelling, grammar, punctuation and tone). If that’s not possible, read the letter out loud word by word. Every time you make a correction, start over again. Sometimes one correction will result in a chain of other needed corrections in punctuation or tense. This may seem like overkill, but you must be absolutely certain that your cover letter is perfect.

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.