Hello, Happies!

Dear Happies,

You may be viewing this post through a link recently sent to you as part of an application for an internship with your company. I’d like, if you have the time, to take a moment to tell you why I’m applying for this internship, and why I’d excel at the role.

First of all, I have recently graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in English Literature with Creative Writing. I enjoyed every second of the course, thrilled to be studying full-time to become a better writer, and a more active reader. Because, however, degrees and qualifications aren’t the be-all and end-all for a writer, I have included as many examples as possible on this blog so that you are able to decide for yourself whether my writing is up to quality for Happies!

Unfortunately, some of my work is missing from this portfolio – particularly from my time freelance writing over the last two years. This is because in many of my contracts, my clients were permitted exclusive rights to my work. However, you will find a wide range of writing styles here, from non-fiction articles and blog posts, to fiction for adults and children.

Children’s writing is a particular interest of mine, a field which I have loved for a long time, and in recent years have strived to improve in. I would love to work with Happies alongside your children’s writers, gaining invaluable experience and with enough hard work and dedication, hopefully working my way to full-time employment with the company!

When I am not reading or writing, I am usually found baking, running, playing fantasy roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, or campaigning for issues close to my heart like feminism, LGBT+ Rights, and mental health awareness. As you can see in this blog, many of these issues find their way into my writing.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to chat about the position one-on-one, and I am confident that I would thrive in an internship role with Happies!

Best wishes,

Leanne Egan

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