It feels good when you’ve done your research before pitching an article idea to an editor:
- You know the publication’s audience
- You know your topic offers value in unique ways
- You know the editor’s content preferences and pet peeves
But you’re not done yet.
Although hitting the “send” button on your email seems like an inconsequential step in your article pitching process, I recommend pausing before you take that action.
That moment of excited impatience could spoil all the important research you’ve just performed.