How to Write an Electrical Note 

By on March 24th, 2012

iStock_000015432575XSmallElectrical notes are a collaborative collection of electrical engineering information and educational material. Any registered user can add content.

Think of Notes as an online book; one which can be edited and expanded, by the site members.  By adding to Notes, everyone can share their knowledge and experience. The only requirement is that any post should be related to electrical engineering and provide educational value to people using the site.

We encourage community members who are willing to contribute, to submit notes for publication on the site.

To get started, just click the ‘New Note’ button when logged in to the site.

Don’t worry about getting it right the first time.  Authors can edit or delete their own notes as they wish.  Some of the sites best notes have started life poorly, and then improved editing in response to comments or suggestions. 

Guidelines for Approving Notes

Over time we have built the  integrity and positioning of myElectrical.com.  Primarily this has been achieved by providing unique value content to our community.  We want to avoid (and would not approve) any post which would have a negative effect on the site integrity as seen by the community (including web search entities such Google).  

New notes for publication should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • content - posts should provide educational content and bring value to the site.  The content should be related to electrical engineering.  Posts should be of reasonable length, detailed and not containing fluff. 
  • language - all posts should be in English.  Spelling or grammar errors, incorrect capitalization, slang and other writing elements, which detract from the professionalism of any post should be avoided.
  • copying – we do not support copying and use leading industry tools to detect plagiarism and duplicate content.
  • SEO posting - posts designed for the sole purposes of search engine optimization or incorporating non-natural links will not be approved. 

Authorship

myElectrical.com has invested in and follows the approach taken by Google on post Authorship.  Posts are only accepted if submitted by authors using their real name.  In addition to using a real name, authors should also complete the following:

  • update their profile on the site to add a suitable photo
  • update their profile on the site to add a brief biography
  • update their profile on the site to add a 'Profile Tagline'  (this is the text that appears in the About the author box on the post)

Approved posts when published will contain tags and identifiers to acknowledge the author as the source of the work.  Author's can take advantage of this by linking to their Google profile and having the post acknowledged as theirs during web searches.  For more information on how this works, please see the Post Authorship Note.

Answering Comments

myElectrical.com is an active community and your post may receive comments from users and visitors to the site.  Users leaving comments often expect some response, and this is a key mechanism in building site integrity.  We would expect any Author to take part in building the integrity of their post by responding to any comments made  

Content Ownership

For any post published on the site, the ownership belongs to myElectrical.com.  In submitting a post for approval and publication, the author agrees to this condition.

By having ownership, we are able to control copying or spinning of the work (or parts of it).  If necessary, we can take active measures to stop it being published on other sites or media.  We will still fully acknowledge authorship (see the section above).

Duplicate Content

Please do not post duplicate content.  If you have found lots of useful information elsewhere, do not just cut and paste – summarize the findings and add a link to the source.

Categories, Tags, Related Notes and Cover Image

Please add categories and tag your posts. Tags are the primary way posts are indexed on the site.

Authors can enter whatever tags they want.  Please make them meaningful and try to reused existing tags if possible.  Each post should have at least three tags

Windows Live Writer

In addition to the sites on line editor, you can use Windows Live Writer (or any other MetaWeblog compatible software) to publish and manage your notes.  Please see here for more details.

Tip: use Windows Live Writer the ‘Split post’ mark to  add a summary description.

Also See

Still have questions or need help, please let us know.



Steven McFadyen's avatar Steven McFadyen

Steven has over twenty five years experience working on some of the largest construction projects. He has a deep technical understanding of electrical engineering and is keen to share this knowledge. About the author


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If you have some expert knowledge or experience, why not consider sharing this with our community.  

By writing an electrical note, you will be educating our users and at the same time promoting your expertise within the engineering community.

To get started and understand our policy, you can read our How to Write an Electrical Note