I think part of it depends on the editor. I remember once doing a shop and submitting about twice as many photos as needed because I figured they would go through and pick the ones they liked the best...and the editor gently chastised me for it, LOL.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”@MFJohnston wrote:
I have just taken a shop with A Closer Look that is completely not part of what I normally do - a grocery shop. However, the scheduler promised that I would see "more shops" than I currently see as soon as I successfully completed one shop for them. She also said that the more I complete, the more shops I will have available to me. She said that I will eventually become eligible to do their hotels shops, which would be useful for my overnight routes.
I think I over-thought it a bit... At the same time, when I asked for clarification, I was told "more is better." Part of it is that I consider "full detail" to mean **FULL** detail..... If I do one again, I'll keep the narratives much shorter....
Do their grocery shops take a very long time to write up - or did I put too much into it?
If it's the same one that I do in So Cal, stick to the format. They want 5-7 sentences in a section, for example. That's all they want. Don't go crazy. I practically write those narratives in bullet-point format.
15 minutes tops. Don't over think them. There's no bonus if you write 12 sentences when they ask for 5.
If Jim is your editor, I think he can edit a good report in 5 minutes or less.