Announcing a New Resource for Streamlining the Process of Submitting Content for Publication by WHN: The Content Finishing Team
One of the great things about WHN is the wide-ranging expertise of our members. We think it’s important to showcase our members’ work, so in order to expand our capabilities to do this, as well as the resources we provide to the public, we are implementing a new supportive, “pre-submission,” process for content creation and editing.
If you have authored a document or created other content with important information about COVID-19 that you are interested in having featured on the WHN website, the new Content Finishing Team is here as a resource for editing prior to submitting that content for final review. Our goal is to assist with getting your content “publication-ready,” meaning it is complete, free of typos, contains accurate information from trusted sources, and is aligned with WHN principles.
If you have unfinished content or are still in the “ideas” or “planning” stage of your project, the Content Finishing Team is also here to assist with finishing documents, finding co-authors/creators, and to help individual authors/creators and teams from planning to “publication-ready.”
Submitting content/ideas to the Content Finishing Team will primarily operate through our new Slack channel #science-content-team-contentdrop, but you can also reach out to Heather Sue Rosen with questions, and she will accept direct submissions via email and Google Drive if you are unable to submit through Slack.
About the WHN Content Finishing Team
The WHN Content Finishing Team is a branch of the Science Content Team created to work with WHN members who are interested in submitting documents for publication on the WHN website. The Content Finishing Team’s primary goal is to assist WHN members with preparing content for review. They are available to collaborate with authors/creators to edit and/or complete science content that is “publication ready” and aligned with WHN’s principles.
“I want to publish content on the WHN website—how can the Content Finishing Team help?”
For members with complete content, the Content Finishing Team provides editorial feedback so that content submitted for publication has already gone through several rounds of editing prior to the final review.
For members with unfinished content, the Content Finishing Team are available as consultants to provide and assist with implementing ideas while also providing editorial feedback so that content submitted for publication has already gone through several rounds of editing prior to the final review.
For members with ideas who have not begun the content creation process, the Content Finishing Team provides networking and consulting services to facilitate the content creation process from idea through submission for final review. They are available to help connect members with co-authors/co-creators, and they provide one-on-one consulting services for individual members and teams still in the planning stage of content creation to build a plan and bring it to fruition.
“I want to work with the Content Finishing Team—how do I contact them about my content?”
Main Method* for Submissions – Slack
All members and teams can submit their content/idea to the Content Finishing Team by visiting our new slack channel: #science-content-team-contentdrop. Once there, you should follow the “Template for Submissions to the WHN Content Finishing Team” (below) to construct a post describing your idea and current stage in the content creation process, upload and attach any relevant documents OR provide links with editing permissions to any relevant documents, then hit “send” to submit the information. The “send” button is the arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the submission box on slack.
To raise a question or concern, WHN members may contact Heather Sue Rosen directly by email or Slack direct message.
Slack: @Heather Sue McDonald Rosen
*If you use this method to submit, someone from the Content Finishing Team will reach out to you about your submission via Slack direct message
To submit via an alternative to Slack, WHN members may utilize email or the “WHN Content Finishing Team Submissions” Google Drive Folder to submit their files and information about their content directly to Heather Sue Rosen. If you are unable to submit via Slack, email, or Google Drive, please reach out to Heather Sue Rosen directly via email or Slack direct message (above). Please provide information about what methods for document-sharing you can access.
Google Drive: WHN Content Finishing Team Submissions (Slack Alternate)
Template for Submissions to the WHN Content Finishing Team
- Name(s) of the Author(s)/Creator(s):
- optional: provide any information you would like the audience to know about the author(s)/creator(s), for example, professional titles (e.g. “Jane Doe, BSc” or “Doe Jane, CPA”) or identities/roles describing expertise from experience (e.g. “disabled person” or “activist”)
- Contact Information for the Primary Author/Creator:
- email (required) –
- phone/SMS –
- other –
- Tentative Title:
- Purpose/Goal of the Publication/Content:
- Intended Audience:
- Do you need help finishing the publication/content? (Yes / No)
- Do you need help starting the publication/content? (Yes / No)
- Are you seeking a collaborator for your publication/content? (Yes / No):
- If yes, what are you looking for in a collaborator?
- My ideal collaborator would have the following skills:
- Please provide a brief description of your project. If you are seeking specific assistance/feedback from the Content Finishing Team, please include that information with your description.