Thank you for considering CEO.com as a platform for your voice. To ensure a smooth process from submission to publication, please follow the guidelines outlined below:
- Content: Your essay should be original, unpublished elsewhere, and offer a unique perspective.
- Length: Essays should typically range between 800 and 1200 words.
- Format: All submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Google Docs formats.
- Biographical Information: Include a brief bio (up to 50 words) at the end of your essay. Include your contact information (email and phone number) and the profile pic you want to accompany the essay.
- Citations: Include a source for each data point, statistic, or quote in your essay.
- Images and Illustrations: If relevant, attach images, graphs, or illustrations separately in .jpg or .png format and indicate where they should be placed within the text.
- Submission: Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the essay title in the subject line and the essay document.
Pre-Publication Editing Process
- Initial Review: Essays that align with the above guidelines proceed to substantive editing.
- Substantive Editing: This step focuses on content, structure, clarity, and style.
- Fact-checking: All statistics, quotations, and facts are verified for accuracy.
- Copy Editing: At this stage, we focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style consistency.
- Author Review: Significant changes will be shared with you for approval.
- Proofreading: The final version of your essay is proofread to catch any overlooked errors.
- Layout and Design: Your essay is then formatted for publication.
- Final Approval: Our editorial team reviews the final version one last time before publication.
Post-Publication Editing Process
- Corrections: If an error is discovered post-publication, we make corrections swiftly and transparently.
- Updates: If new information or developments related to your essay arise, we may add an update.
- Retractions: In rare instances where a significant error or ethical breach is discovered, the piece might be retracted.
We appreciate your compliance with these guidelines and look forward to your thoughtful, well-researched, and insightful submissions.