Any content that an individual guest writer (“Contributor”) may provide for publication by Van Allen LLC (“VA”) is subject to the terms of the below.
Contributor agrees to allow VA to publish original articles written by Contributor (the “Post”) on VA’s website(s), social media, and/or wherever VA shall choose. Contributor grants VA the non-exclusive, worldwide right to publish, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the Post in any language, worldwide, on any medium, website, social network or anywhere else VA shall choose in the future.
Contributor grants VA the right to use Contributor’s name, likeness, information about Contributor, photos, and the logo of Contributor’s website, if applicable. These rights are limited to the forms provided by Contributor in connection with the Post.
VA may, on mutual agreement, provide ghostwriter services to support Contributor in drafting the Post.
Neither the Contributor nor VA are entitled to any monetary compensation in connection with the Post. Contributor, however, may (and is encouraged to) use the Post to promote their own professional reputation, career advancement, and business interests. Contributor may, after VA’s original publication, republish the Post in whole or in part anywhere they choose, provided a link back to the original Post on VA’s website is provided.
Contributor represents and warrants that as a Contributor and true author of the content posted that you have the right to grant these rights; that the Post is original; that it does not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; and that all statements in the Post that are asserted as facts are true and/or based upon reasonable research for accuracy. VA may transfer these rights in the event of a sale to a third party.
Contributor agrees to cooperate in the defense of any legal action brought against VA from the publication of the Post. You agree to reveal to VA any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, website, partnership, firm, or commercial venture relating to the subject of the Posts. VA reserves the right to remove from vanallenstrategies.com and any of its associated websites any Post that violates its publishing standards, as determined solely by VA.
Contributor grants VA the right to edit the Post for publication, however, VA will make a reasonable attempt to obtain Contributor review of the Post in its final form before publication. VA may, at its sole discretion, add imagery or illustration to any Post as part of its publication process.
Many of our insights come from industry leaders passionate about topics in their work lives. In many cases we also provide a ghost writer to do the heavy lifting of a first draft that you can then refine based on your expertise.
This should be a topic you are knowledgeable and interested in and would be of interest to other professionals across various industries. We request the topics fall broadly within the services we provide in industry, including any of the following:
- Business continuity and recovery
- Program and project management best practices, including organizational change management (OCM) and governance models
- Acquisition integrations, including due diligence, technical integrations, and organization restructuring
- Adoption of emerging technologies and practices and how to integrate them within existing organizations
We encourage the author to cover “what’s next” in their piece. Ideally, the reader will benefit from your knowledge and experience and take away an idea they can use to improve their organization.
If we both like the topic(s) you propose, you can request ghostwriter support if desired. It will typically take the form of a writer who will have a brief discussion to review your topic and obtain key points, and do the basic research to come back with a rough first draft. We will then work with you to refine some of the details and make sure the piece benefits from your industry expertise. You do not pay for this service (or for anything else in the process).
The writing style and voice should be your own. We request the overall size for a finished product fall within the following ranges for readability and audience engagement:
- For guest bloggers writing all of their original content from scratch, we request at least ~600 words.
- For posts where a ghostwriter does the first draft, we will generally target ~1,000 words.
- In all cases, the max size of an entry should be ~1,500 words.
- For context, 600 words are approximately 1 ½ printed pages single spaced using standard fonts and paragraph spacing.
If you have an alternate post format or length in mind than described above, please let us know in your topic submission.
By submitting a topic, you agree to our Contributor Agreement. Please read it carefully before submitting any topic and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns before submitting any ideas.
If you are interested in submitting a topic, please fill out the form below.