Join Vertical Cloud®
Do you have an interesting perspective on Cloud Computing?
We are always on the look out for expert contributions, objective thought leadership and engaging content from end-users of Cloud, leading industry experts & analysts in the cloud community.
Vertical Cloud® is also looking for freelance, experienced writers with dedication and reputable credentials to contribute to create and participate in generating quality news, articles, and features.
If you would like more information about writing for Vertical Cloud®, please send us your article title, brief description, and previously published writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to join as editor, writer or reporter to contribute articles and other relevant materials on topic of cloud computing.
All submissions will be reviewed by editors and published if passed all the requirements.
Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Relevance to the site theme and focus areas
- Importance of topics being proposed
- Learning outcomes for our audience
- Degree of originality of the content
- Submission title and description to be creative, to the point and descriptive.
Writers Best Practices
- Leave readers with high level of educational take-aways
- Make sure your article Does Not contain commercial or sales material.
- Demonstrate a methodology applied to real world cloud environments and situations
- Include examples, solutions and success stories.
Position your article so the viewer will read the rest of your paper. Too many articles spend too many words telling a story that has no real relevance. You need to lay out the road map of your article, and inform the reader there and then what they are going to receive.
Be Realistic and Informative
Stick to the facts and do not offer any personal opinions. If you do present any statements that may be controversial, please be sure to back up any claims with external references or repeatable results.
Keep your readers Engaged
Keep the article short and on topic with out too much elaboration on secondary points, to ensure that readers take the time to appreciate your submission.
No Vendor Product Pitches
Sales pitches, or explicit product presentations will not be published. Your article / submission could however be about a business or technical problem and how your solution is helping to resolve the problem. Case studies / whitepapers will be considered for publishing depending on product neutrality.
Tag and Align Your Content
Once you are ready to post your submission, first define and select which categories / sub categories your content belongs to, making sure to add word tags as well. This will align your content to the site main menu and filters, simplifying searchabality, thus increasing the number of people who view this.
Include Call to Action
Provide links where reader can go to and find out more / get in contact with you. Additionally, if you have referenced external attributes to your article, add these in to solidify your claims / perspective.
Add Your Bio
Bio’s should be at most 350 words and outline key cloud accolades and credentials.
Include Images or Diagrams
Figures and screenshots can aid in conveying your information to the reader. Please use relevant pictures and limit to 2 maximum per submission. Graphics should be high-resolution jpeg or gif files.
Keep it Simple And to the Point
Articles should generally consist of around 600 – 1,500 words maximum.