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Author malw  Date 24 Mar 07, 19:48  Views 2952
Description An explanation of what is needed in a Word of the Day entry.
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How do I join the Word of the Day contributors and what does it involve?

First, visit the Word of the Day discussion group and contact the moderator, expressing your interest in being a contributor.
Word Of The Day at easy-Speak.org

It is , of course, much easier to think of a word that you think should be featured than to do the necessary research that an entry entails.

Each entry consists of:

    the actual word featured;

    a basic indication of pronunciation with hyphens separating the syllables, using uppercase letters for the syllable carrying the main emphasis;

    a definition, which must NOT be copied verbatim from any dictionary;

    quotations featuring the word, all of which should be independently researched, not simply taken from another internet quotations site, the featured word being emboldened wherever it appears in the quotation;

    a sound file in .wav format, which needs to be recorded and uploaded - (Windows has a sound recorder under Pr0grams/Accessories/Entertainment);

    links to the sources of quotations - in the case of books, the link is to the relevant Amazon page where the book may be purchased - use the special A (for Amazon) icon in the Word of the Day editing icon suite, entering the 10-digit Amazon book code in the pop-up box.

    a cryptic crossword clue for the featured word, which should conform to British or American practice for cryptic clues.

Whenever possible you should include:

    at least one book quote, with the author's name, the italicised book title and the link to the book concerned on http://www.amazon.co.uk;

    at least two quotes - as current as possible - from British or North American newspapers, with URL links to the source stories - click on the Insert URL icon.

Additional information about the word's origin may be included in entries but, again, this should be original and not simply a cut-and-paste exercise from other sources.

Please note that if you join the contributors your entries may be edited to conform with house style and it may be some time before an entry appears, since it will be queued once approved.

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