Editorial Process 🖊️
When you submit an article or outline to Visualmodo, you will work with one of our editors to shape the article for publication.
Your editor will be your key contact through the process; they are experienced in their topic and have access to a panel of subject-specific reviewers whose opinions they can ask.
Your editor will be requesting the subsequent questions:
- Do the article suit Visualmodo and its audience?
- Is this a new article rather than something published elsewhere?
- Is the article technically correct and giving up-to-date advice?
You are the expert on your topic, so if an editor makes a suggestion you disagree with, you are encouraged to state your case! However, sometimes an objection points to a need for wording clarification rather than something wrong.
Tools For Writing And Editing
To make this methodology more comfortable, we ask that you submit outlines and articles where comments can be made. Great options for this are:
- Google Docs
- Dropbox Paper
Please remember to give your document the correct permissions to allow for edits.
Before getting started, take a look at the following information:
- Write For Us: The lowdown on what we want and how we can help you create a great article.
- Publishing Policy: This includes details of what we can print and will not post.
- Style Guide: This contains information on writing style and tone and tips for writing great technical articles.
Moving Through The Editorial Process
Submit An Outline
We suggest you submit an outline in the first case to check that the article is a good fit for Visualmodo and that no one else is already operating on an alike paper.
Your system should give us sufficient particular to comprehend the topic and your distinct take on it. Please assemble certain to include the following details.
- Who is the mark audience for the article? For instance, are you trying to reach out to novice Java developers, professional designers, or everyone in the enterprise?
- What will the target audience take out from reading the writing?
- Why are you the best individual to document this article?
- A list of the major points you will cover/areas of the article with a brief explanation.
Please send this to our reference form. If you have not registered for us before, it can be helpful to include links to other writing pieces — they could be blog posts or similar. In addition, you should receive a contact from a subject-specific editor with initial thoughts and feedback.
Write Your First Draft
Once we approve your outline, compose your first draft. The recommendations in our style guide give some tips on the voice and tone of articles and recommendations for clear writing. Of course, you can always share early ideas with your editor as you are working if you want or need some feedback.
Submit Your Draft
Add your article to one of the abovementioned tools and share it with your editor. Your draft should include all the elements in detail in the template overhead. We can’t receive your work without that info.
How long it carries for a first draft to become a published article relies on how much work we need concerning review and editing.
Your editor will likely have some guidance to confer with you. For a very technical article or something beyond the editor’s core understanding, they will bid help from our examination board. In that possibility, the editor will take their feedback and offer it to you along with their ideas.
Finally, you will have time to make any essential modifications from the discussions.
The Last Draft!
As soon as you and your editor feel the article is good to go, it will be handed onto our editor-in-chief to get the green lights and then go into the last presentation phases of proofreading and preparation for publication to the site.
Please state that final drafts will not be accepted without all of the original pictures. See the article template for attributes.
You’ll get a final opportunity to look at the article before it is ready for publication so that you can give it a last check over after a small copy of possible edits in the proofreading process.
Live & Publish
We will email you on which date your article will be live. Once it goes online, we’ll let you know. We would love you to share your article on social media and pop back to reply to any comments from our Visualmodo audience!