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Safeguard and Safeguard Update
Phone: 09 361 8926
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Writing for Safeguard
guidelines for contributors
Safeguard is New Zealand’s leading publication on the management of workplace health and safety. We welcome contributions from people with expertise in this remarkably broad field. But before you start writing please have a look at these guidelines.
Editorial content vs Advertorial content
The bulk of the magazine consists of editorial content – that is, text and images which provide information, expertise, opinion and sometimes inspiration. Editorial does not promote a company, product or service. Advertorial content promotes a product or service. We have a regular section, Solution Zone, for this purpose (see below).
Contact us first!
If you wish to write an editorial piece, please contact the editor first with a specific story idea. Ph 09 361 8926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to submit an advertorial (promotional) piece or discuss advertising, please contact the advertising manager, ph 09 361 8928 or email email@example.com
We prefer to publish only original editorial – that is, material which has not been published in New Zealand before. Please disclose if your contribution has also been submitted elsewhere. We also prefer material which relates to New Zealand.
Thomson Reuters, publisher of Safeguard, holds the copyright on any material we commission for the magazine. In submitting a piece, the author licenses us to publish it in Safeguard and associated websites and publications.
Safeguard is not an academic journal. We publish material written in conversational English suitable for a wide readership, from the staff canteen to the boardroom. Don’t worry about the finer points of grammar and spelling – we will edit your material so that it shines! What we want is your expertise and enthusiasm.
Contribute your opinion
Our regular Comment column is suitable for the expression of a firm opinion on a specific topic.
Contribute your research
Our regular It’s Academic column is suitable for academics and post-graduate students who have completed a successful piece of research on a specific topic.
Contribute your health and wellness expertise
Our regular Health Matters column is suitable for anyone with expertise in occupational health or workplace wellbeing with an interesting angle to share.
Contribute news about your new product or service
Our regular Solution Zone section is suitable for brief items about products and service available in the New Zealand market. This is an advertorial section and is under the control of our advertising manager (contact details above). Naturally, priority is given to current or impending advertisers.
Contribute news about health and safety in New Zealand
Have you helped launch a new health and safety guideline or best practice guide? Have you run a professional body seminar and have a couple of good photos of the action? This is the kind of thing that might be suitable for our regular Community section.