Dear Ms. Simmonds,
With this cover letter, I am applying for your open position of Editorial Assistant. I am fully qualified for this position, as well as very enthusiastic about the opportunity. Please see the attached resume.
In the past three years, I have worked as an Editorial Assistant for Veterans Affairs. In that time, I have learned a good deal about the publishing industry, as well as honed my professional office administration skills. I also bring a B.A. in English Publishing; as well as excellent communication skills, editing abilities, and familiarity of editing software and tools.
I look forward to speaking with you further regarding this position, and welcome the opportunity of an interview. Please contact me at (555)-555-5555 and [email] to schedule a meeting. Thanks so much for your time.