Editing Protocol

Editing Protocol

If you are going to go, then go far.

If you want to fly, then reach for the stars.

If you must paint, give us a masterpiece to admire.

If you want to write, then write with fire.

This protocol and the guidelines within represent all the knowledge, tips, and best practices the HackerNoon editorial team has gained over the years. Let these words help you on your writing journey, and become the best damn writer weโ€™ve ever seen.

Table of Contents:

๐Ÿ“—1. Editing Protocol Overview ๐Ÿ‘ซ1.a. Second Human Ruleโœ…1.a.i. Verified Writersโฑ๏ธ1.b. Time to Review
โญ2. Standards of Quality๐Ÿ†•2.a. Originality Scoreโ“2.b. 6 Ws Score๐Ÿคจ2.c. Objectivity in ranked listicles๐Ÿ”ข2.d. Unranked listicles๐Ÿค›2.e. Actionable advice
3. Red Flags3. Red Flags๐Ÿ“บ3.a. Subject Matter๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ3.a.i. Subject matter saturation๐Ÿคฌ3.b. Plagiarism๐Ÿง3.c. Sources and Citations๐Ÿ’”3.d. Formatting is bad or broken๐Ÿ˜ต3.e. Grammar level: gibberish๐Ÿฉณ3.f. Story is Too Short

๐Ÿ”— 4. Backlink Rules & Guidelines

โ›”4.a. Backlink Limits๐Ÿ‘4.b. Banklink quality and diversityโ„น๏ธ4.b.i. Diversity of sources๐Ÿฅ‚4.b.ii. Internal linking๐Ÿ”„4.b.iii. Changing links๐Ÿ“ซ4.c. Reposting and Canonical Linking๐Ÿฌ4.c.i. Canonical links to company domain๐Ÿ“4.c.ii. Canonical links to blog networks or social networks