“It’s just not right for us.”
“It’s not what we’re looking for right now.”
“Please pitch again.”
All freelancers have, at one time or another, probably heard these phrases from editors they’ve pitched. But if you’re new to freelancing, you might be confused as to what they really mean. And, often, an editor’s letdown can tell you a lot about how you can improve your pitches.
Check out Editorspeak, Decoded on The Freelance Strategist blog. In it, Grace Bello, a journalist, copywriter and writing teacher based in New York, breaks down a few common rejections from editors and what freelancers, especially new freelancers, can learn from them.