A Community-Powered Writing Workflow

Jesse Evers

Love the direction of this idea. Time for an outline!

#ideas

Compound’s a community-powered workflow
: We help writers take an idea and develop it through research, outlining, drafting, and editing. Each step a long the way, a curated community of authors, editors, and experts plug-in to contribute and improve the work. 


We’ve found this collaborative writing process to reliably produce better work. 


Compound’s workflow consists of a few steps:

1. Ideation

2. Outlining

3. Drafting

4. Editing



5. Publishing

Every piece of writing is supported asynchronously through comments and suggested edits, and synchronously via expert-led sessions, writing workshops and our thought partnership program.

#outline
Megan Groves

This outline could use a little bit more detail on #2 & #3!

For writing to succeed online, it must be great.

Things are getting noisy. Millions of essays are shared daily. The quality bar is continually on the ascent as people lose patience with subpar content. It’s no longer enough just to publish. We’ve found it’s most important to keep a standard of quality for your writing, so people can come to trust their time will be well spent reading your words. 



Great writing is a function of great editing



As with any creative pursuit, first drafts are rarely any good. Self-editing and professional editing are what makes for high-quality work. We’ve designed Compound’s community-powered workflow with this insight in mind. 

“Good writing is rewriting” - Ernest Hemingway 



You become a better writer by editing other people’s work.



Self-editing is hard. We all have blind spots and view our own work through overly rose-tinted lenses. When we edit other people’s work we start to notice mistakes and recognize that we make them too. Over time we build up a keener awareness of writing that reliably improves our craft. We also become familiar with the reader’s experience, which is essential for the best work.. 


#drafts

For writing to succeed online, it must be great.

Things are getting noisy. Millions of essays are shared daily. The quality bar is continually on the ascent as people lose patience with subpar content. It’s no longer enough just to publish. We’ve found it’s most important to keep a standard of quality for your writing, so people can come to trust their time will be well spent reading your words. 



Great writing is a function of great editing



As with any creative pursuit, first drafts are rarely any good. Self-editing and professional editing are what makes for high-quality work. We’ve designed Compound’s community-powered workflow with this insight in mind. 

“Good writing is rewriting” - Ernest Hemingway 



You become a better writer by editing other people’s work.



Self-editing is hard. We all have blind spots and view our own work through overly rose-tinted lenses. When we edit other people’s work we start to notice mistakes and recognize that we make them too. Over time we build up a keener awareness of writing that reliably improves our craft. We also become familiar with the reader’s experience, which is essential for the best work.





#published
Bhaumik

Woaa that was an awesome article! Just shared it with a couple of friends

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