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How to write a letter from the editor?
Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to share your opinion on articles, reports or editorials published in a newspaper or magazine. Whether the issues are local or national in scope, the editors are looking for timely, well thought out responses to what appears in their publications. Some newspapers literally receive thousands of letters a day. To improve your chances of getting published here are a few tips that you may find helpful.
* Make reference to the subject Mention the article or the editorial. * Keep the letter focused Gather your thoughts and keep it on one subject. Too many points will reduce the impact * Make it stand on its own It should make sense to people that have not read the original article * Keep it original Publications want original submissions. So, no mass mailings. * Make it general and prose only Do not send poetry, thank you or other correspondence of a personal nature. * Keep it short Most publications limit the letters to 150 to 250 words * Make it quick News goes stale very quickly. So submit your letter as quickly as possible. * No attachments. Most publications do not allow attached documents ( * Mention credentials. If you have relevant job title, unique experience or expertise, mention it. *Include your full contact information Most newspapers and magazines, if they are to print your letter, will contact you before publication to verify information and discuss content. Without your contact information it is extremely unlikely that your letter will be printed.
Make sure that you will have enough reference for the editor. Also you have to be more precise and direct to the point when writing your letter.