How it Works

Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: You have an initial meeting with Matt, either in person or by telephone, to arrange the assignment. You provide a list of people (typically 6 to 12 individuals) for Matt to contact. Matt begins reporting with an interview of you to:
  • Begin gathering information for the story
  • Begin identifying possible sidebars, and
  • Begin brainstorming photographic and other graphic ideas

Before moving to Step 2, a 50-percent deposit is collected. Matt offers a discounted rate for full payment at this stage.

Step 2: Matt contacts the sources by e-mail and/or telephone with a list of tailored questions based on the initial client interview.

Step 3: Relying on information gleaned from interviews, Matt writes a draft of the main story as well as sidebars and other feature elements.

Step 4: You review the content and request changes, if any are necessary.

Step 5: In coordination with his graphic designer, Matt lays out the publication on two 11-by-17-inch pages.

Step 6: You review the publication to ensure it meets with your complete satisfaction. Matt makes any requested adjustments and delivers finished work, printed on high-quality, glossy laser copies. Client also receives the story in electronic form, either a CD or a PDF by e-mail.You independently arrange final presentation form, such as framing. Ask Matt for referrals to shops that provide discounts to Your Front Page clients. Final payment is due upon receipt of finished work.