Here’s all you need to know about how to write an article for The Factionary.

DISCLAIMER 

[FACTIONARY LIMITED] DISCLAIMS THAT THE GUIDELINES IN THIS ARTICLE ARE A STANDARD FOR WRITING ARTICLES. THESE GUIDELINES WERE DEVISED BY OUR EDITORIAL BOARD, AND IN THAT RESPECT, ITS USE IS IMMUNE TO OUR COMPANY.

Factionary Limited wants to test you on how you are going to write in order to meet our writing specifications. Below are our guidelines on how our articles and contents are written for publication.

Make sure you read carefully through this article before you make any attempt on writing.


Categories 

Here are all categories on The Factionary:

Select at least three categories you’re familiar with, and write a comprehensive yet comprehendible article about a theme or topic seeking to educate the readers about it.

Note that the article should not only informative, but educative as well.


Writing the articles 

Here’s the structure of a Factionary article:

1. Statement of the fact 

This is a brief declaration of the fact in just one simple sentence that serves as the heading or title. It should compress between 80-120 characters, or a little bit over the set limit.

2. Prolog 

This is the introductory phase of the article that briefly explains what is to be expected in the article. Include a descriptive summary of the entire article which would serve as an SEO meta description that’s not more than 160 characters.

3. Related media 

This is any content that’s related to the fact or article that also provides comprehensive knowledge. Insert images, charts and diagrams into your article for clarity of information given, if necessary.

4. Content > Deck/Section > Catch Phrasing 

The content is the body of the article that has the information to be learnt which is also structured into decks or sections.

There are at least three decks or sections per article, but it could as main as you wish depending on the content you’re writing about.

The catch phrasing of the decks or sections give an insight of what is to be expected with the content of the article.

5. Subscription 

This is the ending of the article that has no facts about the article.

Here’s how your subscription should end:

“Read more facts like this one in your inbox. Sign up for our daily email here.

The Factionary is ever ready to provide you with more interesting content for your reading pleasure. If you’re amazed by our work, you can support us on Patreon by a donation fee of your choice. Thank you!

Written by: [First and Last name], Day, Date 01, Year.”

This is how your article should end.


Addition features of the article

There are a few extra features you’re to take note of when writing. These include the following:

Names and special words 

Special names and words are to be italicized.

These are significant names and words such as names of corporate organizations, banks, institutions, or any such body of significance.

Words such as compounds or elements of the periodic table, or words that are derived from other languages have to be italicized. Regular names of persons are not italicized.

For instance, Alphabet Inc is the parent company of Google and YouTube. Here, “Alphabet Inc,” “Google,” and “YouTube” are italicized.

Abbreviations

Make sure you state the meaning of an abbreviation before using it.

For instance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a new satellite to replace the Hubble Space Telescope on Christmas Day.

Henceforth, you can then use NASA as an abbreviation. Technically, an abbreviation could have a different meaning elsewhere, so declaring what it means is really important.

Symbols and units

Symbols are not preferable in any case, except if necessary, and depending upon the context.

For instance, 95 percent of people will never read the “Terms of Service” or “Privacy Policy” before signing up for a product or service online.

Take note that “95 percent” is preferable to “95%” in this context. Write all symbols and characters with their appropriate words. Another example, a right angle is set at 90 degrees is preferable to “90°.”

Numbers and numerals 

Numbers ranging between zero through nine are written in words, whereas any number above nine is written in digits.

For instance, there are seven stars found in the constellation Pleiades. Take note that “seven” was written, not “7.”

However, this rule differs if you’re writing mathematical facts.

For instance, “1 + 1 = 2” is preferable to “one plus one equals two” in mathematical terms.

Metrics 

The preference of metric units over imperial units is strictly advised. For instance, the Eiffel Tower is 300 meters (984 feet) tall. The metric unit comes before the imperial unit.

No abbreviation of unit symbols.

Quotes and highlights 

The use of quotation marks to denote statements of people and excerpts from books. For instance:

“Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the Earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”

This is an excerpt from the literature of Homer in ‘The Odyssey.’ Take note that the quote is in quotation marks (“”) and the name of the book is highlighted with (‘’).

Quotes are in quotation marks, whereas important statement are highlighted. Take note of italicization.

Language

Here at The Factionary, American English is prefered for publishing. However, it would be translated into other languages for our non-English readers as well.

These are a few tips and guidelines to help to write a Factionary article. We hope we’re not demanding too much from you. Best of luck!


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