Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #66 – How to Pitch Craft Your Content with Elisa Doucette (featuring Erika Rasso) - Craft Your Content
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Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #66 – How to Pitch Craft Your Content with Elisa Doucette (featuring Erika Rasso)


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Elisa Doucette is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur who has worked for over two decades creating compelling content and writing for various businesses and publications. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes, Yahoo! Small Business, The Shine Network, HuffPost, and Brazen Careerist among others. Her short stories and essays have been published in numerous literary magazines and websites. Two of her columns have been syndicated (The Single Slice on MaineToday and Shattering Glass on Forbes.com) and she semi-regularly writes here and on Medium

She also volunteers as the programme curator for TEDxAberdeen, working with a cracker-jack group of people to bring a new TEDx event to Scotland in July 2021 (COVID guidance and restrictions obviously considered). Previously, Elisa served as the writer-in-residence at The Birds Bay in Petra on the island of Lesvos in Greece and at the Captain Nickels Inn in Searsport, Maine, U.S., led multiple Writers Nights at The Cult of Coffee in Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K., and worked from the Knack Factory in Portland, Maine, U.S., as a resident hobo writer.


What You’ll Learn This Week:

  • What it takes to write a great pitch for CYC’s site
  • The top three things that have influenced Elisa’s view on editorial processes
  • Some of the biggest no-nos in pitching, straight from the editors at CYC
  • Why it matters to have a “give a shit” factor in your pitch
  • The key ideas that Elisa is looking for in a piece for CYC

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About the Author Elisa Doucette

Elisa Doucette is a writer and editor who works with professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands that want to make their own words even better. She is the Founder of Craft Your Content, and oversees Client Strategy and Writing Coaching. Her own writing has been featured in places like Forbes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also hosts the Writers' Rough Drafts podcast here on CYC. When she isn't writing, editing, or reading words, she can usually be found at a local pub quiz, deep in a sun salutation, or binging TV shows for concept ideas and laughs.

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