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Sunday, February 2 • 14:45 - 15:30
Pitch perfect

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Is there a science to pitching stories? We think not, but if you want editors to pick your pitch from their ever-increasing pile of submissions, there are some key techniques you’ll need to master. From learning how to be persistent yet polite to timing, tone and getting noticed, our panel reveals their top strategies.

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Jo Fletcher-Cross

Contributing editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Jo is editorial manager at APL Media, editor of Postcards and Travel Trends and contributing editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK). She’s also a stand-up comedian with a particular interest in Eurovision.

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Pat Riddell

Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Pat has been at the helm of National Geographic Traveller (UK) since 2010 and a travel writer/editor for almost 20 years. He has an unhealthy Nottingham Forest obsession, an unfeasibly large record collection and a love of Australia, Italy and New York.
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Emma Thomson

Freelance travel writer
Emma is an award-winning travel writer who spends most of the year away on assignment covering adventurous, off-the-beaten-track destinations. Commissions have ranged from a world-first unsupported expedition along Namibia's Skeleton Coast to travelling the length of the Silk Road... Read More →

Sunday February 2, 2020 14:45 - 15:30 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room Cayley