Editorial Policy

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Welcome to Bellatory! The central place for beauty and fashion lovers. Whether you are a makeup guru, a fashion blogger, or a passionate reader, Bellatory offers a robust community and a beautiful platform for you to share and enjoy topics like makeup, skincare, fashion, hair care, and all things beauty related.

We strive for the highest standard in content and visual appeal, therefore, articles should comply with HubPages’s Editorial Policy. In addition to the aforementioned policy, Bellatory places the utmost importance on demonstrating credibility. Some of the content on Bellatory, particularly skincare and cosmetic surgery articles, are held to an even higher standard than our general editorial policy because they are considered YMYL (Your Money or Your Life articles; in other words, the advice could have an impact on the reader’s health and well-being. YMYL content on any of the HubPages network sites must be trustworthy and accurate.

What Does It Mean to Demonstrate Credibility?

When we evaluate your article, we are looking for you to demonstrate credibility in one (or more) of these three ways:

  1. Professional experience. Are you a medical or health professional (surgeon, dermatologist, endocrinologist, pharmacist, aesthetician etc.)? We would love to have you educate us about some aspect of your practice or professional experience.
  2. Personal experience. Do you have personal experience with a specific condition and/or underwent treatment or surgery? It will be helpful and sometimes even comforting to learn your story and see how you dealt with a particular problem that other people might also have.
  3. Citing your sources. If you do not have direct personal or professional experience with your topic, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t write for Bellatory—it just means our criteria might be a bit different for you. Clearly, you’ve done your homework to write your article, and we’d like you to share where you found your information. (See “Citing Your Sources,” below.)

Building Reader Trust

Because your content can potentially impact your reader’s health, it is important to establish trust right from the start. Here are three easy features that appear at the very beginning of your article that will help you do just that:

  1. Author bio. Nothing builds trust like an author bio. Say something about who you are, what you do—and most importantly—whether you have any personal or professional experience with your topic. (Note: The author bio is different from the author profile you might already have created on HubPages.)
  2. Author photo. We think your dog is cute, but for the author photo it’d be great to see a picture of you. Your reader is more likely to trust your content when you’ve included a real photo of yourself.
  3. Use your real name. Using your real name (or a pen name), rather than a cute/clever/random moniker, can also help build reader trust. An author named “coolbeans” doesn’t sound quite as credible as an author with a name that sounds real.

Citing Your Sources: Establishing Credibility

A Few Additional Tips: In addition to these requirements, we have listed below some recommendations and tips on how to get selected for publication.

What We Like to See:

What to Avoid:

FAQ

Q: Why was I asked to replace or add a photo?

A: Your photo may be low quality or irrelevant. We ask that you provide high-quality, beautiful photos that are germane to the topic of your article. If they are not original photos, please source them.

Q: Why did you remove my product capsules and links?

: Readers prefer an uncluttered experience because too many links and products are distracting and may appear spammy. This is why we ask that you use in-text links whenever the product is mentioned and that you only recommend directly related products.

Q: Why did you change my title?

A: Sometimes we rephrase titles because they do not represent what the article is about. Additionally, if the title is too long, grammatically incorrect, or does not adhere to APA style, we will likely update it.

Here are some examples of articles on Bellatory that exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:

A quick note: All of the HubPages network sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you.

If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for Bellatory, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our network sites like Bellatory.