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Trusted Author Program

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 24, 2020
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What is the Trusted Author Program?

Are you serious about writing and have a passion for technology? You should join the Vultr Trusted Author Program, introduce yourself, and share your published writing with the Vultr Docs team. You'll get an author byline at the top of your article and access to other program resources, such as article topic suggestions and priority access to article updates and article ports. Learn more about these perks in the FAQ below.

Joining the Trusted Author Program tells the editing team that you've spent the time to learn about our style guide. Unfortunately, we must decline to publish many articles because the author did not follow the style guide or use our article format. Usually, the author chose a good topic but didn't learn about Vultr's preferred writing style. Technical documentation has a specific writing style that is different from casual writing. We recommend reading the information available about our style guide, reference guides, and the Vultr Docs program to streamline your writing and publication process.

For example, the article you are reading now breaks many of the style guidelines we enforce for an installation guide. You will find many examples where this article violates the documentation style for:

That's because this is not an installation guide or product documentation; it's a persuasive call-to-action, inviting you to write for Vultr Docs, which has an entirely different style.

Frequently Asked Questions

I've joined! What's the next step?

Thank you! Our team will contact you after we've reviewed your information. If you have feedback about the application process, please open a General Support ticket and mention Vultr Docs in the subject line.

Do you offer free test server instances?

While we don't offer free test machines, we hope that won't be an obstacle. We have these suggestions:

  • You can test many articles on local hardware with free virtualization software.
  • Vultr VPS instances are compatible with QEMU. You can simulate our environment on your hardware and import the image to Vultr if it needs final testing.
  • If your article requires a cloud server to test, our instances are inexpensive and billed by the hour. Running a 25 GB SSD instance for two days — which is about the length of time needed to write an article worth up to $300 — costs less than 34 cents. Our IPv6-only instances are less than 1/2 cent per hour and suitable for many testing tasks.

Can I Write for Vultr Without Joining?

Sure! Joining the Trusted Author Program isn't required to write for Vultr Docs; we accept unsolicited articles, and the payment levels are the same.

What are article topic suggestions?

We have many requests for tutorials from customers on a variety of topics. If you are looking for an article topic, tell us about your skill areas, and we'll match you up with an article suggestion.

What is priority access to article updates and article ports?

Vultr has many articles that need updating, expansion, and porting to other platforms. We prefer to assign these tasks to authors with a proven writing track record.

More Resources

We recommend these resources if you'd like to learn more about writing for Vultr Docs.

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