Welcome to the Editorial Guidelines page for YouBetterSelf.com, your trusted source for self-improvement advice, strategies, and inspiration. As a professional self-improvement website editor, it is our priority to ensure that the content we publish is accurate, valuable, and engaging for our readers. To maintain our high standards, we have established a set of guidelines that our writers, contributors, and experts must adhere to when creating content for our site.
Content Quality and Relevance
All content submitted to YouBetterSelf.com must be:
a. Original, unique, and not published elsewhere.
b. Relevant to the self-improvement niche, with a focus on personal growth, habits, motivation, productivity, mental health, and related topics.
c. Well-researched and factually accurate, with appropriate sources cited where necessary.
d. Free of plagiarism, copyrighted material, or any other form of intellectual property theft.
Writing Style and Tone
All content must be:
a. Written in clear, concise, and engaging language that is easily understood by our diverse audience.
b. Free from spelling and grammatical errors, and formatted according to our in-house style guide.
c. Respectful and inclusive, avoiding any language that could be considered offensive, discriminatory, or derogatory.
Structure and Formatting
All articles must:
a. Be organized with proper headings, subheadings, and bullet points where appropriate.
b. Include an attention-grabbing introduction that clearly states the purpose and value of the article.
c. Be of an appropriate length, typically between 800 and 2,000 words, to provide comprehensive information without overwhelming the reader.
d. Conclude with a summary of key points, and if applicable, a call-to-action to encourage further engagement with the topic or related content.
External Links and Citations
All content must:
a. Cite reputable and authoritative sources when necessary to support claims, facts, or statistics.
b. Use external links sparingly and only when they enhance the reader’s understanding or provide valuable additional information.
c. Avoid linking to competitors or promoting products and services that conflict with the interests of YouBetterSelf.com and its partners.
All images and other visual content must:
a. Be of high quality and relevant to the article’s subject matter.
b. Comply with copyright laws, and include proper attribution to the original creator, if applicable.
c. Adhere to YouBetterSelf.com’s visual content guidelines in terms of dimensions, file size, and format.
Expert and Author Biographies
All contributors and experts must provide:
a. A brief biography that highlights their expertise and experience in the self-improvement field.
b. A high-quality headshot or profile picture.
c. Contact information or social media links, if they wish to be available for reader engagement or inquiries.
Please note that our editorial team reserves the right to review, edit, and approve all content submissions. Submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines may be rejected, returned for revision, or edited for clarity and consistency.
To submit your content for consideration, please follow these steps:
a. Send your completed article, along with any accompanying images, to [email protected].
b. Include a brief pitch explaining the relevance and value of your article to our audience.
c. Allow up to two weeks for our editorial team to review and provide feedback on your submission. d. Be prepared to make revisions based on our team’s feedback to ensure the content meets our guidelines and standards.
Content Rights and Ownership
By submitting your content to YouBetterSelf.com, you grant us the right to:
a. Edit, modify, or adapt the content to ensure consistency with our guidelines and style.
b. Distribute and promote the content through our website, social media channels, and other marketing materials.
c. Retain the exclusive right to use, reproduce, or republish the content in any format, including print, digital, or audio.
We appreciate your interest in contributing to YouBetterSelf.com and look forward to working together in empowering our readers to reach their full potential. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please feel free to reach out to our editorial team at [email protected].
Thank you for your commitment to excellence and self-improvement. Let’s make a positive impact together!