Are interviewed for a magazine, how do you do that

Miscellaneous x88edde July 25, 2016 2 35
You be interviewed by a magazine can be exciting, fun and educational. Before you enthusiastic "yes" it is wise to look at the pros and cons of publishing your opinion. In this article you read how the interview works is and where you can watch as you say what is and is not, how do you prepare for and what can afterwards still fit into your request.


  • Asked or sign up
  • Your story 'on the street'
  • Preparation
  • The interview
  • Photoshoot
  • Write
  • The article in the revision
  • Publication
  • Added value for you and the reader
  • Compensation
  • Scientific: no data

Asked or sign up

There are several reasons for the interview. It may be that you read your favorite magazine that readers are asked for an interview. If you sign up you can win, but it may be that you will not chosen. But it is also possible that you will be prompted via-through, because you know know what you have to say about a particular topic.

Your story 'on the street'

For most people it is an exciting idea to be interviewed. You come into a magazine that usually just stories are about people you do not know. Now you will between stand there! Still, it's good to just marking time and think carefully whether your personal story or to withdraw from your personal anonymity and impose 'on the street'. After all, anyone can buy the magazine with your story, read, pass it on to others. Think carefully in what circles you are in effect and have your story could have anyway. Do you have a representative job and you have acted criminally in the past, then your story might end could mean your job. Also think of colleagues, clients, friends, exes. What will you tell, in what terms, how is that about? "Everything must be said 'may be your opinion, but the consequences can be so annoying that you want to change your position at this time.


You've decided to "yes", you're going to let you interview. In your first contact with the interviewer get more information and make appointments. Furthermore, it is nice to get acquainted with the interviewer and to know what this: what kind of person is it, what is the background and experience. Agree on when the interview will take place. The call can be conducted both in person and via the telephone. An interviewer is often an experienced journalist and lead your conversation in the right direction. Demand in the first contact how you can best prepare. Even though you can talk about the subject in a manner of speaking days, it is still important to prepare well for it. Why? First, because you want to forget any issues. Furthermore, you want some things may not be included in the story. Leave the subject as at the date of the interview through your mind, and write down what you want to do and do not say where you are unsure about. Ask what is the purpose of the interview, and what the "tone" is: that is personal, or business? Agree on how and when you can read the draft text and how text will be adjusted upon your request. Also discuss how much control you have to cancel the article if you still can not really agree with the inhoud.Vraag finally sent for a copy of the complete magazine to get once it is printed.

The interview

The time has come: the day of your interview. Make sure you have your list of items to hand. The interviewer starts talking to you and will ask you questions. It's fine if you "click" you with the interviewer, and often it will be so. If the interviewer is experienced is that you can put at ease. Tell alongside your story, even your underlying thoughts. Then an interview even better due to a successful story. The interviewer also knows better why you told certain things. The interviewer will keep in mind the purpose of the interview. It may be that you want to tell more than matches its subject in the article, trust it to the interviewer. The interview will soon take 1 hour, until roughly 2 hours.


May also include photographs in your article. It may be that you are going to be photographed. Usually this will be on location at a photographer in a studio or with a street photographer. But depending on the item would also be in your own environment. Makeup to make good on the picture to come about, styling and a certain attitude or situation will be discussed. Give the photographer, makeup artist and stylist space to perform his / her expertise. However Guard your limits. Usually you have any input into the selection of the photographic material that is placed in your article. It's fun to talk with the photographer why they have a certain preference for some pictures of you. This will usually be a new world for you. All in all a very nice experience to be photographed.


With the information that the interviewer know you are coming, this is going on and writes the interview: a successful story. But how well and accurately you've done your story, it remains a 'translation' of your story by the interviewer. The effect is reminiscent of a story some 10 people by telling each other: the first story is very different from the tenth. That's not bad, but keep that in mind. The interviewer is also tied to a certain required length of the article.

The article in the revision

The text is for you, for review by you. It's very exciting to see how your story is transformed into an article! Yet it may be that phrases are not to your liking. Maybe they give a wrong impression, or missing information. These things you discuss with the interviewer. Tell why you do not like it, and if possible how you would prefer. A good journalist can express your story with your underlying thoughts and reasons for an article which is in the same spirit manifested. It is also possible that there are still facts are included that you do not see, or in fact in retrospect not in the article. Use this time to discuss all these issues and agree on what will be the corrections. Maybe you have a few days, take time to formulate your thoughts. It may also be good to ask someone who knows you well to read the text. Please take a moment to form your opinion about things you have doubts about, and consultation than with the interviewer. If all goes well, this being open and consultation. On the other hand, can explain the interviewer from his / her expertise, the reason for a particular phrase, and explain how it would appear to a reader. After this, the interviewer makes the necessary adjustments, and can you see the article again. At this stage, you can still correct honest mistakes, but it will probably be quite limited. If all goes well, the article now as it goes to the editors for inclusion in the magazine.


Some time later, the time has come: the article is published in the magazine, and the magazine will be located in the store. But you probably have received by mail your copy of the magazine. Now it's exciting to hear or someone close to you read the article and recognize you. Additionally, you can naturally tell your environment that your story was published and request their response. If all goes well you recognize yourself well in the article. Remember that you can have a different image of yourself than how you come across to your surroundings.

Added value for you and the reader

It may be that it is disappointing how many friends you read your article. Maybe you'll get a response that you do not like. Remember that many people will read the article. But their reactions you'll never know. The realization that you 'reaches the world have with your story may be all in all a great satisfaction. A reader can identify with your story and support and / or find useful information in your lyrics. For yourself, the value of your article is that it puts you to think about the subject. How about you at this point in the subject, what developments have you seen it? It can help you to structure your thoughts and recognize your growth in your development.
One interviewee described it as follows:
"I noticed that it be interviewed for a magazine much untied to me. First, the experience that someone was interested in my story. Without prejudice, without diagnosis in mind, simply by asking and listening. Just listen! That was a revelation me. ... To listen. And it hit me that even with others is not just that they will be listened to. "


Finally the fee. Unless you are a famous person, a financial compensation will usually not be discussed. Make sure you receive a copy of the complete magazine. If photographs are taken, you can get some pictures of the source files.

Scientific: no data

There are no data or figures on being interviewed and the perception thereof. Perhaps for the volatile nature. After all, the magazine where your story is in this week, next week is outdated and replaced by a new one. However: the blade can lie for years in a private home and well after the interview date suddenly have an effect on the reader.