Writing a follow-up letter can often make the difference between accepting or completing a job or making that job the first step in the beginning of a long-term working relationship. While such letters include a “thank-you” for the opportunity, they also provide you with the opportunity to refresh your client's memory about your other skills and abilities. This is also true if the letter is sent to acknowledge a first sale or other first association. A follow-up letter helps ensure a lasting, productive association.
Dear Mr. Brown:
Thank you for the opportunity to write Blue Rose Publishing's annual report.
At your convenience, I'd like to get together soon to discuss other work I might do for your company. In addition to my writing work, I also work with a team of graphic artists. In addition, I've done book formatting, indexing, and editing work for other publishers and can provide examples and references should you be interested.
I'll call you within the next week to see if we can schedule a meeting.
Thank you again. It was a joy to work with you.
A follow-up letter can also be sent to inquire whether or not a potential customer or client received information you sent them.