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Perfect Your Pitch

Perfect Your Pitch— for Freelance Writers Only

Are you a freelance writer or blogger who frequently pitches story ideas to websites, magazines, newspapers, blogs, or newsletters? If you have a pitch—or two or 22—that is not working, that keeps getting rejected, or a new one you want to perfect before you send it out for the first time, I can help.

1. You send me:

  • the pitch/query letter (a rough initial draft or the current one you've been submitting)
  • any questions/concerns you have
  • a list of venues that have declined (or venues you are targeting)
  • a copy of those rejections (if they said more than "no thanks")
  • notes about what kinds of venues you hope the story to land in

2. I may ask you a few questions, then I:

  • provide feedback, edit suggestions, and possibly suggest additional research needed
  • pass on thoughts, recommendations about the type of target venues you might consider

3. You revise.

4. If you like, send it back to me for one additional pass and/or questions.

Cost:

Option 1 - You pay $100 in advance for four pitches. (You don't have to "use up" all four pitches right away; your account stays open for 12 months.)

Option 2 - $30 per pitch, pay as you go.

If you want a phone consult along the way, that's charged at $15 for about 15 minutes (not usually necessary, but available).

Turnaround time is about a week. Rush 24-hour turnaround is available for an additional $15.

Payment due in advance.

To get started, email me a note specifying which option you want, I’ll send an invoice, and we’ll take it from there.

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