We regularly publish guest posts from other technical communicators. If you’re interested in writing a guest post for this blog, take a look at the guidelines below. If you’re still interested after reading the guidelines, then contact us with your idea.
What we’re after is a post, running between 500 and 1,500 words, that looks at technical communication from a slightly different angle. You could talk about tools and techniques. You could examine the intersection of social media and our profession. You could write a case study or a how-to. The topic is up to you. If you need a topic, we can help you with that.
What we’re not after are posts that explain what technical writing is, how technical writing can benefit a company, or how technical writing differs from (fill in the type of writing here). And we’re not looking for SEO-laden pieces that say nothing. Any links you include in a post need to relate to the content of the post. We want solid information that our readers can use. Depth rather than generalizations. Useful information rather than puff.
What’s in it for you? Fame? Probably not. Fortune? Sorry. We can, though, pay you $25 (USD) via PayPal for your efforts.
As for the the post itself, it’s yours. You own it. You own the copyright in perpetuity. All we ask is for first publication rights. After it appears on the blog, you can publish it wherever you want. So, if your post appears on our blog at 9:00 a.m., feel free to publish it somewhere else at 9:00:01 a.m.
We accept posts in any of the following formats: clean (X)HTML or Markdown (preferred), Word, ODT, or Textile.