A comment on my earlier post (Nitwit Town) below made me think. The querier said she only wanted "the courtesy of a quick look". Is that REALLY how you want me to look at your work?
Right now it's 10am. The phone has already rung twice. I have 14 emails stacked up on my agency incoming list. (Miss Snark averages 60-75 emails a day-my agency account about half that). Those are the ones that require more than a quick response and are left over from yesterday when I was out of the office for a long period.
I'm still on my second cup of coffee.
Your email comes in. You have 300-500 words in the body of an email. You get five seconds of distracted attention.
Is that what you REALLY want?
The reason I personally do not take e-queries is cause I don't READ email mostly. It's skimmed. If I need to take action on things, it gets a closer read.
As a "courtesy" I'd like to at least read what you send me. I bet you do too.