Today, I’m going to share snippets from some of the worst query letters we’ve received over the past couple of months. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes! Featured below are real quotes from query letters submitted to

I don’t even know what this means!

our company writing task were offering his service in article writing.

Short, to the point, and entirely devoid of punctuation.

How to get freelance job as writer
what kind of writing you accept
saw about writers weekly on web and it seems to be quite interesting Job

This writer also has a punctuation problem…and, apparently, I may be “interseted.” What is that? Should I be offended?

I want to contribute an article for your site Please Let
Me Know If You’re Interseted,

Am I the only person who thinks it’s strange when people refer to themselves in the third person?

I feel (your website) is a Company upcoming, talented and charismatic Writer like (name removed) can work with.

Looking forward…to what???

I am looking forward to with your company.

It’s hard to trust a business writer who doesn’t know the plural form of the word “company.”

The article describes importance of ethical codes for company’s.

Give us your what?

I saw your website and I would like to give my contribute.

Not surprisingly, this writer didn’t share any of his alleged 2,000 clips.

I have been an active part of the writing industry from the past 3.5 years and looking forward to meet some good writing clients. I’ve written 2000+ articles till date.

Um, what?

Not thinking anymore I realized maybe this
is my destiny to be a jump in the world I mean the internet online
jobs at home.’m Looking continuously for several days online in google
search engine and what happens? I actually almost gave up and my heart
said, “seem to work online at home it’s just nonsense, how could
working at a computer can have a lot of income” as far as I can work
my ass off money that should, sweat, tired from the morning until the

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