Dear Dr. M.C.(note: name of the editor),
I am terribly sorry to write this letter to you for my apology.
When I know about this affair, I was not too much startled and shocked, because after the student sent the same article to two of your magazines, I had found it from my E-mail massage. Immediately I gave the student very serious criticizes.
Anyhow, on the following day, the AFM(Note: name of the journal), one of the two magazines, gave the feedback response, saying that this article is rejected for some reasons. Therefore, I took it for granted that there is no more problem of one paper for two magazines, and neglected apology. Now I do realize this serious matter and feel absolutely sorry about that.
As for this irrecoverable thing, I am to blame. I was so careless with my students action. This is a warning to me to be more careful in the future. Although the students distributing one article to two magazines is without my permission but only her own action, I do not want to escape from my responsibility as a teacher. In this regard, I am deeply disappointed and saddened. However, I wish this matter will teach my student a lesson.
Lastly, I would like now to apologize to you for all the troubles and problems that have happened. I promise that this kind of thing will never happen again. I hope I can have your forgiveness, and please give me chances to contact with you in the future.
Thank you for listening to what I have said.
I am afraid that you will think me unpardonably negligent in not having answered your letter dated 7, December sooner, but when I have told you the reason, I trust you will be convinced that the neglect was excusable. When your letter arrived, I was just in Hong Kong. As my family could not forward it to me during my absence, it has been, therefore, lying on my desk until the moment when I took it up. Now the first thing I have to hasten to do is to write to you these few lines to express my deep regret.
I enjoyed many pleasant sights during my trip. I shall be pleased to give you an account to of them when I see you next.
Dear Miss Nancy,
Much to my regret I was unable to keep my promise to attend your birthday party last Saturday, owing to the fact that my little son was suddenly taken ill early that day.
Hoping to see you soon.