Content Standards: How to avoid a poorly produced content citation
This is the ninth of a 10-part series explaining Bleacher Report’s Content Standards in depth.
At Bleacher Report, we understand our writers have varying backgrounds and experience levels, something the Content Moderation team takes into account when reviewing each writer’s contributions. We have a vested interest in helping writers avoid running into problems before anyone else’s eyes find them.
Wherever you stand on your career path, ample resources and programs are at your disposal to help improve your craft and ensure a successful B/R writing career.
A must-read for any new sportswriter learning to navigate the murky digital media waters. It contains nearly everything you need to know—from refining your prose and polishing SEO skills to responding to criticism professionally.
Focused more on increasing the professionalism of your copy, the Style Guide walks you through article construction from headline to conclusion, and it contains links to two must-reads on style: The B/R Style Question Clearinghouse and B/R Spelling, Hyphenation and Capitalization Dictionary.
Writer Program Manager King Kaufman (along with help from B/R staff in posts like this one) posts helpful tips on a daily basis. Whether you’re brand new to the game or a Lead Writer, it’s hard not to review the day’s posts and come away with something new to learn.
The holy grail of English grammar. Anything you ever wanted to learn about the nuances of the English language can be obtained here. Note, however, that B/R style can differ from the OWL in subtle ways, so it’s always advisable to cross-check B/R style resources prior to publishing.
New to the online writing game? Join B/R U, where you can learn the nuances of publishing on a digital media platform via our eight-stage curriculum. As long as you’re an approved B/R writer, you can sign up.
If you feel your writing chops are up to snuff, take a shot at applying to become a B/R writing intern, where you will take on assignments and receive hands-on guidance over a three-month period. You can check out some of the internship’s most notable success stories here on the blog.
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Absorb as much of this information as you can and always try to improve yourself as a writer.
Paul Kasabian is Bleacher Report’s Content Moderation Coordinator. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.