Q. My proposal was just accepted. What now?
Congratulations! At this point, you should be in regular contact with your publisher on the project's message thread. First, you should establish a delivery deadline. Check the publisher’s company profile for documents that outline production and delivery specs. If you can’t find this information, ask the publisher to brief you on a delivery method (FTP, WeTransfer, DropBox, with or without a script, etc.) and video specs (codecs, split audio, etc.). Each publisher will have different preferences and workflows. Before going out in the field, make sure you and your editor are on the same page about what elements are needed for the story, as well as how many drafts/cuts you are expected to deliver before a final version.
Q. Why should I keep the conversation on the platform?
That’s the paper trail. Any conversation that happens off the platform isn’t bound by our Terms of Services. By communicating on the platform, you give us a better chance of providing support in case there is any confusion about the scope of the project you agreed upon. If you feel there is something off about your communications, you can flag the conversation to one of our Support Staff.
Q. Why can't I invoice the client off-platform?
Connections made on Storyhunter need to be paid via the Storyhunter easy payment tool. This ensures that you receive your guaranteed rate within 30 days of marking your project complete. As a reminder, Storyhunter never takes a cut from the freelancer, so the rate you are offered is what is sent to you.
Q. What if I can’t deliver a story by the agreed upon deadline?
We understand that sometimes unexpected obligations come up. If you feel that you are no longer able to deliver by a specific deadline, we ask that you let your editor know about this as soon possible by sending a message on the platform describing why, and when you could realistically send the next cut.
Q. I just submitted a rough draft/cut to my editor. What should I do next?
Wait for comments from your editor. Each publisher’s workflow will most likely be different. Depending on the complexity of the piece, you might send over 2-3 drafts/cuts before submitting the final project.