What kind of projects do you take on? I take on all sorts of projects. In the last couple of years, I’ve written articles related to automobiles, small-businesses, collectibles, the homeless-population, art, music, parenting, social-media, skate & surf culture, tech and the tattoo-art lifestyle. This includes print and internet articles, blog posts, news reports, press releases, bios and features. I can create multi-media packages, which include written content, photography and videography.
Can you cover new types of stories — like a furniture designer in Rosarito, Mexico? Yes, because of the diverse nature of my previous assignments, I feel comfortable covering almost anything. Not to mention, I am able to cross the border and communicate in the Spanish language.
Click here to see my Tattoo Magazine article on La Mujer Vampiro. She’s a tattoo artist that I met in Mexicali in 2015.
How much do you charge for your services? The price depends on the size of the project and the amount of time involved. I generally charge $75 per hour.
How much do you charge for full packages? The price varies on the complexity of the project. Here’s one example: If you need me to cover an event within the city of San Diego, and need a 500 word count written article, a 3-minute edited-video, and photo coverage. I can offer you the package for $1500.
Click here to view a similar package that I produced for Easyriders magazine in 2015.
How far will you travel to cover a story? I can drive to Los Angeles or Ensenada, BC, for a $150 surcharge. I can also cover a story in Las Vegas for a $250 surcharge.
If I give you multiple projects, can you give me a discount? Yes, I encourage this. Please don’t be shy and email me with a proposition.
How do you work out payments? After we’ve agreed on a price, I will expect a 50% deposit. Deposits can be made through a direct deposit into my Wells Fargo bank account, a money order sent to Box 16681, San Diego, CA 92176, or a payment via Paypal. After the project is completed, the balance will be due.
How fast is your turnaround time? The full package as mentioned above, should take 7-business days to complete.
May I purchase just the photos, raw video, and/or sound on tape, rather than purchase the whole package? Yes, most definitely. Email me for details.
Can you cover breaking news? Yes, I have covered these type of stories in the past. I also have a press pass that grants me access to various locations in the San Diego county.