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Tammy Plotner

8215 Center St.

Caledonia, OH  43314




September 28, 2006




Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Attn:  Human Resources AST-AAS-1

21027 Crossroads Circle

P.O. Box 1612

Waukesha, WI  53187




Dear Associates,


Are you looking for a resourceful, talented and creative writer who is experienced with self-editing and has an established readership? Then look no further…


For the past four years I have been producing a weekly column for the on-line publication “Universe Today” while holding down a full-time job with the Kroger Company.  Within the last 12 months, I have researched and authored three astronomy observing books.- the first of which was highly acclaimed and received more than 500,000 downloads in format.  Multi-task?  You bet.  I also manage Warren Rupp Observatory, serve as President of Richland Astronomical Society, webmaster for the Astronomical League, complete astronomical studies and continue to give as many public outreach programs as possible.


Although I am happily employed, I am looking for a challenge – a challenge suited to my abilities to live, eat sleep and breathe astronomy! Being highly self-motivated means I am very able to work remotely and I am famous for never missing a deadline.  My salary requirements are negotiable and the position you are advertising interesting because it also offers benefits my current employer provides.


With almost two decades of free-lance writing experience, I feel I have the qualifications you’re looking for.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact me at the telephone numbers provided on the resume at anytime – or reach me by e.mail at:


I appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you!






Tammy Plotner


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