Information for the new authors

Why Compliance Periscope?

This platform's main objective is promoting the idea of business Ethics and Compliance in Ukraine and the world. Here, at Compliance Periscope, we regularly share thoughts and opinions on current trends and developments in Ethics and Compliance area. In addition, we publish other useful information, like announcements of professional events and job opportunities. Our audience is ethics and compliance professionals, lawyers, and anyone from business, who is somehow engaged or merely interested in business Ethics and Compliance subject.

Why should you write with Compliance Periscope? We see at least three benefits from this activity for you:

  • Development: In the process of writing and editing posts, we exchange our valuable experience and become better professionals.

  • Recognition: Authorship in professional blog will contribute to your personal brand and recognition among colleagues, employers, and clients.

  • Promotion of Ethics and Compliance: In our posts, we aim at promoting the idea of business Ethics and Compliance and, thus, support positive image of Ukraine.

If you have a topic of interest and are willing to contribute to Compliance Periscope, please consider below our brief Editorial Guidelines and some hints on writing eye-catching posts. We also welcome you to share with us your topic ideas before you begin writing to ensure that the post will fit blog’s concept and there are no duplicates.


Editorial Guidelines

  • Posts must be original, non-promotional, and written from a first-person point of view.

  • The language must be simple and clear. We write mainly for business and, thus, do not welcome legalese.

  • In our posts, we aim to share useful information that could benefit our readers and, thus, welcome posts with practical takeaways.

  • Where appropriate, posts may objectively promote Ukraine for investment attraction.

  • Appeals to readers, conversation tone, question marks that encourage comments, and real life examples are encouraged. Professional humor is acceptable.

  • Welcomed post length is 400-600 words. If expressing of your idea requires more space, consider splitting your post into parts.

  • Each post must have a catching image correlating with the topic. In addition, the post must be accompanied with brief information about the author.

  • In order to ensure conformity with blog concept, each post is reviewed by one or more editors before publishing.

  • After the third post, we welcome you as the constant editor of Compliance Periscope and publish your profile on our website.


5 simple steps on writing an eye-catching post

(1)   Figure out an interesting and provocative topic or give an intriguing or value adding promise at the beginning of the post.

(2)   Figure out a simple structure for your post.

(3)   Put your thoughts in bullet points into the structure.

(4)   Support your points with “proof” i.e. expert opinions, quotes of renown persons, statistics, research data, hypothetical scenarios, real stories, info graphics, photos and/or videos.

(5)   Review your work and send us for final editing and publication.

Dedicate 20 minutes for each element during the week and post writing process will be a breeze. 

Here is another take on how to approach writing a post:

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