Sharing your story: A step-by-step
Published on November 8, 2021. Reading time: 2 minutes
Each story and each author are unique, so our editing process is designed to be flexible. But overall, we have made good experiences with these few steps:
Reach out - Reach out to us to have a quick chat about your story. You can tell us a bit about what your story is about, and we can give you some tips to start of with - or discuss alternatives to writing a story, like doing a spoken interview if that's easier for you.
Submission - When you submit your story, it will be assigned to an editor. The editor will review your story in terms of clarity, grammar, spelling, and checks that your story fits in with our mission to share personal perspectives and experiences.
Edits - The editor will get in touch with you and send you edits and suggestions. You can review the edits, accept and reject the changes as you see fit, and send a final revised draft. You may also reach out to the editor with further questions or for support.
Final review - The final version of your story will be reviewed once again by the editor and other members of the team for a final check before publication. We'll ask you to fill out a consent form so we can share your story, and to send us any pictures/audio/video that could accompany your story.
Publication - Your story will be published on the website, and shared on social media. Our community team will then get in touch with you to chat about your interest in a follow-up to your story, and about ways for you to connect with other correspondents.
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