Toolbox for Authors

Want to write a great headline or a lead? This page is a must-read for you.

A Tip Sheet for Writing With Tweets

We want every single tweet curated in a post on Global Voices to move the story along with purpose.

So You Need an Image…

Advice on finding images that we are allowed to use in our stories.

Welcome to New Authors

This document explains our mission and how our community works.

Style Guide

This is a reference document for all authors, translators and editors to help the community ensure high editorial standards across the entire GV site.

How to Write for GV

This guide explains best practices for writing and reporting a GV story.

Rights and Responsibilities of Authors

This document was co-authored by Global Voices contributors and translated to many languages.

Verifying Social Media Content

It is important that we confirm that the user-generated content we use is authentic, original and from a trustworthy source.

Tips for Writing Excerpts

Excerpts are featured on the front page of our site and in sharing text across social media sites.

Tips for Writing Leads

Leads should be no longer than 35 words. Peel your story down to the core, then write the lead.

Tips for Crafting Headlines

Headlines are one of the elements that convince readers to click on a story and read.

Stories to Write About

One of the most important things to keep in mind when writing a story is how it furthers Global Voices’ mission.

Getting Your Stories Translated

When a GV story is translated into another language, its reach, impact and audience multiples.