Interview with Ekaterina Issaeva, graduate training "Glossy journalism. New format"
— Katya, in March you have passed the course "Glossy journalism". Results share can?
— Immediately after the training and approved by you the synopses and ideas written in a number of publications and one portal has received an order for all three sent them a synopsis (littleone.ru). In the small magazine "Happy mom" took all the finished article (sent them six small texts), published one, and the rest were deposited in the vaults.
— It was difficult to find the first customer?
— Not at all. I got the idea to write and publish, sent my synapses in different magazines and on different websites. Where you have not received a response so far, and someone responded immediately. So much for "child themes". I also wanted to write about Scandinavia, is it related to my profession of teacher of the Swedish language. This topic was more difficult because basically, these articles need travel agents, and they have their own authors, as I understand it. But I became to myself a customer — created a website where you can now upload your own articles on those topics that I find interesting.
And generally understanding the whole kitchen communicating with the editors, to find customers should not be difficult, but your training in this respect — the fount of knowledge.
— How many emails were sent before they received the order?
In the same publication, I sent a few emails. That is, if I immediately responded to the first sentence — continue to communicate with them. If you do not respond — I somehow ceases to be interesting to them to knock. There is simply no such cult publications where I'd like to be published, I'm interested just to write.
— Cach, and the financial issue you discussed? Asked about the fees? For you do that was important?
— First, I just wanted to write and enjoy the fact that someone needs it except me. Then, when it appeared the opportunity to compare, in this matter, to navigate, to understand, is it worth my effort proposed of money. Once had a proposal to write a small article for women's website. My question is "what are your conditions?" the girl replied: "I haven't thought of yet". I do not understand, but apparently it happens sometimes. The fee I am interested in, but not always determines my decision to write or not to write.
— How did you feel after the first article?
— The first paper was cut, and the completely redesigned "Happy mom". Therefore, in addition to their names in the journal and a small first money, plus I this publication has not seen, nor friends, I haven't shown it, nor for portfolio it would not be suitable. But when he published
— What are you doing in journalism? Where else would write?
— Now, when I launched my website for me the primary task is to fill it. Children also do not abandon, has recently received the approval of the article from the magazine "Lisa. My child", and this is for me an important step.
Those who have plans to start writing lyrics, I want to say: to find a customer is not difficult, important to like what you do. And publishing definitely will!
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