Bart Aalbers, a terrifically talented and funny illustrator from Rotterdam explains what the pitch process is like for a freelancer. I'd say he got it exactly right.
Check out these videos he makes about his life.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects