Letter to Editor – Total Fitness Letter of the Month

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Letter to Editor is an example of a typical letter of reader to a publication which turned out to be a winning letter.

I received an unexpected bonus in my love for letter writing when I won the  Total Fitness Magazine Letter of the Month March 2013.  I sent this letter last year, long before the conceptualization of this blog.  For the effort (almost none really), I was given P 5000 worth ofSassa swimwear and active-wear products.  To say that I am thrilled is an understatement.  I am beyond ecstatic for having probably one of the simplest letter I wrote in my life acknowledged and then rewarded.

This is the full text of my letter as it appeared in the magazine:


Dear Total Fitness,

For a busy mother like me who almost finds it impossible to provide time for myself, much more keep fit, reading is a passion I have been able to preserve. I read almost anything I can get my hands on. By chance, while visiting a friend, I got hold of a copy of one of your older issues and read articles that encourage me to strive more to better take care of myself. I hope to get better at it while I get more chances to read your magazine.

Keep up the good work.

Teresa Martinez

Quite a simple, short letter, isn’t it? Why was it chosen above the many others? I am guessing it was because it came across as genuine and straightforward. No fuss nor frills, just a statement of the benefit derived by a reader from reading the magazine. I believe that companies appreciate it when consumers provide them relevant feedback.

I rarely write letters like this. In fact, this is the first time I sent a Letter to Editor to a publication. This is definitely a very good initial experience.


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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for more than 10 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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