I am pitching a magazine column to a major U.S. travel company. Specifically, this e-column will feature a company president telling stories to his audience. I will serve as ghostwriter.
I need layout and design of a mockup for two different stories.
Your design platform needs to be rookie-friendly, as all I have is MS Word and PowerPoint, not InDesign. Why a simple platform? It's likely Company A will say no to my pitch, so I need a template that allows me to easily swap company-specific information, such as the company name, and the president's name and photograph--and then send my pitch to Company B. Once I receive your design, I will print off the PDF of each column and snail-mail my pitch with the two samples paper clipped to it.
In terms of design work, these columns should somewhat resemble an editor's column in a magazine. I want a professional eye-catching design appropriate for a company president. We're talking two columns of copy. I can provide you a rough sketch of...