13 responses to “Why freelancers should add interactive material to story pitches”

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  2. Stephanie

    I have a question – is this really the best route to take willy-nilly? I foresee so many problems in using multimedia in queries, such as file format issues and other technological limitations. Not that I think it’s a bad idea, but I’m sure that in the wrong hands it could clutter up an otherwise solid query.

  3. Michelle Rafter

    I think in a pitch you could include a snippet of video, or a single photo or a description of the a/v that you’d include in a finished piece to give the editor a taste of what you’re capable of doing. Then once you’ve got the assignment you could work out the particulars.

    MVR

  4. Charmian Christie

    Are they going to start paying us more?

    I’m all for increasing my skills, but pitches take enough time as is. With word counts plummeting and pay-per-word unchanged since the 70s, I’m hoping publications are willing to pay extra for these time-consuming add-ons.

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    It’s more interesting if you add interactive materials. It’s more work but this will benefit you in the long run.