Thank you for showing interest in writing for us and contributing to our site and our cause. We’re happy and excited to have you on our writing team.
However, before we proceed and you send us your high-quality article, there are just a few simple guidelines we’d like to share to show you how we like things done around here.
Before getting in touch with us with the ideas you have, please read the guidelines below carefully. If you have any additional questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Types of Articles We’re Interested In
Ebicycles.com is only interested in long-form articles from experts and knowledgeable riders that provide value to our readers. The type of content we publish includes (but is not strictly limited to):
- Bike Reviews: 2,500–4,000 words
- How-To Guides and Tutorials: 3,500–5,500 words
- Important Industry News: 1,500–3,000 words
Our goal is to publish high-quality content and share valuable information with aspiring and seasoned e-bicycle enthusiasts that can’t be easily found elsewhere.
We aim to help riders make better purchase decisions, stay safe on the roads, and make the best use of their e-bikes. If you think you can help us on this journey, feel free to share your ideas with us.
How to Pitch Your Ideas?
If you have an interesting idea that you’d like to pitch, please send it to us via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your proposed topic as well as a few sentences that explain your idea more closely.
If we think your proposed article is suitable for our website, one of our editors will get in touch and guide you through the rest of the process.
You will be compensated for your hard work via PayPal. What we pay is negotiable, but our rates generally range between $0.05 – $0.25 per word.
The lower end of the scale represents what we pay first-time writers and the higher end what we pay repeat writers and experts.
General Editorial Guidelines to Follow
Below are a few important rules that you should keep in mind when writing for us to ensure a smooth editorial process. By following these guidelines, you maximize your chances of us accepting your post.
A few general rules about the language we like to use:
- Use American English – All of our content is written in American English. Refer to this resource to learn more about the differences between BrE and AmE.
- Use the second person – Talk to the reader directly using the second person pronoun “You”. Imagine you’re talking to a friend.
- Keep it simple – Avoid complicated words, structures, and sentences. Remember, brevity is always better than wordiness. Explain things in a way that everyone will be able to understand, even a complete beginner. You can use the Hemingway App for some help with this.
- Avoid passive voice – Use active voice whenever possible. Some passive voice is fine and necessary, but avoid it whenever you can.
- Proofread your text – Make sure that you proofread the text before sending it to us. It should be free of typos, spelling mistakes, and grammatical errors. These look unprofessional and are unacceptable. We recommend using Grammarly to complement your proofreading skills.
Headline and Headings
The headline and headings provide structure to the post and guide the reader through the information that’s provided there. Here are a few rules to keep in mind when using them:
- Use H2s and H3s — Use H2 to create the main sections in the text and H3 to further divide and organize those sections where necessary. Make sure no paragraphs between two headings are longer than 300 words.
- Use Title Case – All headings should be in title case, which means you should capitalize the main words. Use this tool if you need help with doing it correctly.
- Don’t follow a heading with another heading — Make sure to always have some text in between two headings.
To improve readability and help users easily find the information they’re looking for, adhere to these formatting rules when writing for us:
- Short paragraphs — Keep your paragraphs short and concise. Typically, your paragraphs should not contain more than 3–4 lines of text. Of course, there are exceptions, so avoid adding line breaks randomly at all costs.
- Avoid long sentences — Keep the sentences short and to the point as well. Try not to use more than 20 words per sentence and stick to simple, everyday expressions whenever possible. Still, vary sentence length from time to time to make things interesting and dynamic.
- Use bulleted or numbered lists — When listing items, use bulleted or numbered lists to ensure better readability and clarity. Of course, use them when it makes sense to do so.
- Use Bold and Italic — You can use Bold and Italic functions to further emphasize certain information within the text. Always bold or italicize only a word or a phrase, never an entire sentence.
You may add images to your article to further explain or help the reader visualize what you’re talking about. Images make the text more pleasant to read and are important for SEO.
If you choose to include images in your post, keep these things in mind:
- Personal photographs – Feel free to include your personal photos, especially when reviewing a bicycle that you own. Make sure that the image quality is high, which should not be a problem with the possibilities modern smartphone cameras provide.
- Screenshots – If you choose to include a screenshot in your writing, make sure to crop it correctly so that you only show the part that matters and not your entire desktop.
- Include the source – If you’re using images that belong to someone else or taking screenshots, make sure to give attribution to the source.
Get In Touch with Us
Thanks for reading our style guide!
If you still think you can provide us with an interesting article that adheres to the guidelines listed above, feel free to reach out and send us your topic ideas, and we’ll get in touch with you soon!