J100 Media Professions
J100 Media Professions
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Lecture 51214 gtgtCatherine Gregory writer art associate editor art director graduate school SOIC literary nonfiction ux majors Spanish and SOIC magazine freelance for Self magazine and psych department etc practice expanding your horizons by studying abroad get credits internships developing relationships and overall experience wrote final masters project on women in Ghana who lived in so called witch camps and is now trying to sell that to magazines gtFlux invaluable experience for her to get clips and get a feel for working on a magazine different to have a hard deadline from a professional printer who then puts your work in a magazine rather than a professor39s deadline gtOn freelancing 75cents 9 2 per word for freelancing ltcatherineyangregorycomgt Ex How to Quit Your Way try to hook the editor with your first sentence or two subheading needs to be particular to editor knows exactly what story is going to be include examples to show that you39ve done your research finish off with a kicker sorta fun sometimes editors set parameters instructions because they ultimately know what they want to publish certain time allotted for a story research first and writing last her method gtResearch tuns of interviews use of studies journals to make your work credible have to juggle different information pieces YOUR DEADLINE MEANS YOUR S TORY IS COMPLE TE FINAL DRAFT having your manuscript killed contract killed is a crummy feeling So never turn in a 1 draft then it39s a bit of a waiting game as your editor sends it around amp considers it you usually get your manuscript back in a couple weeks with comments suggestions etc then turn in your revision a week later sometimes you need another round of edits amp other times you don39t have to send all your research to the fact checkers also That39s the basic process from beginning to end starting 9 revising 9 printing story aim to supply information and offer help Very research heavy signs up for email reminders on new research that hasn39t been released to the wider public yet so that she can include it in a pitch so that it39s fresh oftentimes incorporate things that you are dealing with in your own life Ex she did birth actively look be open to new ideas she keeps a notebook of ideas to pitch gtFreelancing in General exible schedule independent work but challenging cause you never know when where your paycheck is coming from deal with a lot of rejection sometimes your favorite parts of the story gets cut have to be pretty tough okay with bad news critiques etc gtTIPS do what you love consume media tell stories get an ongoing portfolio together take advantage of your classes professors and opportunities while in school be professional experience shows potential employers that you can cut it NOT look I got a good grade on a class essay demonstrates you can work under the conditions of a real magazine and not just a class act like a professional while you are in school so that you can develop relationships