How Letterable works
Letterable helps organize the process of requesting and writing letters of recommendation or reference. There
are two sides to Letterable: one for
, and the other for
Letterable always starts with the applicant, which is the person who needs a letter written for them. Using
their account here, a form like this one is filled out for each letter needed:
As letter-needs are described, Letterable will compile a list of "letter destinations." (Note there is also a place
for applicant to express their all-important statement of interest.)
When done, the applicant will email the "link" to those who will write their letters.
The person writing the letters can take full advantage of the letter-organization forced upon the applicant.
Clicking on the link the applicant sent will bring up the following,
which is a list of all letters that need to be written (in this case,
for more than one applicant). The letters with the nearest submission
deadline appear higher in the list. If a gray tab is clicked, it'll
expand like an accordion, revealing details of a needed letter:
Letterable also helps the writing process by keeping all letters "in the cloud." Here you can
see a letter being composed right in the browser.
Note that Letterable automatically filled in the entire header, to help start the letter. It can
generate a PDF version of the letter, and has facilities for including a graphical
header and a signature in the letters. You can also save letters directly to your Dropbox account.
How do I get started?
If you need letters
, create an account and get started
researching and describing the requirements of each of your letters. When done, email
the "share link" to those who will be writing your letters.
If you write letters
, tell those who ask you for letters that you are using
Letterable to organize all of the letters you need to write. Tell the to go to
Letterable.com and send you a "share link" when they're organized all of the
letters they need.
So in the future, when someone asks you for a letter of reference, tell them:
Sure! Send me a Letterable.com link!