I wrote this fictional email because of a school assignment. The assignment was to invite Ms Nathoo (also fictional) to a conference for people who are working in the real estate industry. I got a very good grade for this email so I’ve put it in my portfolio to show you my level of formal English writing.
Dear Ms Nathoo,
Thank you for confirming the e-mail address that I was using. I am happy that I found the right one and that I am writing to the right person.
I am Marit van Dongen and I am a web-editor at Makelaars Tijdschrift Nederland (Real Estate Agents Magazine the Netherlands). That is a monthly magazine about the real estate industry. Next to the magazine, Makelaars Tijdschrift Nederland has an extended website, including a blog. Specialized real estate agents from all over the world are publishing content on our blog. I am delighted to tell you that we are organizing a conference about social media influencers in the real estate industry. It will take place on 20 October 2017 and we would like to invite you as a main lecturer at our event. We think you could inspire the visitors of our event.
I am sorry to inform you that we will not be able to give you a monetary compensation for your lecture and your other efforts, nor for your travel- and accommodation expenses. However, you and your colleagues can attend the conference for free. The food and drinks that you will consume during the event are included.
I would be grateful to hear if you are interested in giving a lecture at our conference and I am wondering if you are available on 20 October 2017. I would like to plan a meeting on Skype so we can discuss some aspects concerning the event. If you decide to delight us with your visit, Skype will also give us the possibility to plan your visit.
In the attachments, I am sending you a poster of the conference as a pdf file. If you have any time left, you could look at the poster. It will provide you more information about the event.
If you have any further questions or if you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Marit van Dongen
Makelaars Tijdschrift Nederland