Call for editorial contributions

We want to grow our blog with YOU. This will be a space to share opinions, experiences, stories, or tipsWe want to inspire more women to be part of the data & tech scene and build a community of like-minded folks.

What to write about

We’re open to your ideas! Please feel free to contribute articles on any other topics as long as it’s in line with She Loves Data’s mission of helping women to embrace data and tech.

Some possible topics include:

  • Review of emerging trends in data analytics
  • Discussion on diversity & inclusion efforts
  • Stories about career change
  • Sharing about tech-related passion projects or hobbies
  • Reflection on She Loves Data workshop experience
  • Round-up on learning resources or best practices

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences to support your ideas, any over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your company) will prevent us from publishing your article.

Woman typing on laptop while lying in bedHow to get started

Please send complete, unpublished articles only. The ideal length is anywhere between 500 and 2,500 words. Submit your article as a google doc link (preferred) or as plain text in the email body to alexandra at shelovesdata.com with images attached. Please send one article at a time with the subject header ‘Community Editorial’.

We are a lean team, but we will do our best to read all submissions promptly! Please give us at least two weeks to contact you on your article.

Do consider the following tips:

Is your title short and clear?

Format-wise, use title case for article titles (each major word is uppercase).

Are you using images or other media?

Do include one high-resolution image that can be used as a featured image with your title. Not sure where to get your images? Check out websites where images are released under Creative Commons CC0, which means their photos are safe to use without asking for permission. Some examples are Pixabay and Unsplash

We do not restrict the number of images, but please use your discretion!

If you wish to embed Tweets, YouTube videos, and other media, create placeholders and share the URLs.

Are you valuing your readers’ time?

Create a reader-friendly article. Use a conversational voice. Try to avoid passive voice where possible; use active voice instead. Same goes for slang and jargon.

Some final checks

Do check for spelling, punctuation, and grammatical mistakes before submitting. We’ll likely suggest some edits to your work before publishing.

Still looking for more guidance? We’re more interested in thoughtful, insightful writing than specific formatting, but feel free to cross-check against style guides like this one by Buzzfeed UK.

 

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