Contributing research

All information held by Bishopsteignton Heritage and displayed on this website has been researched and contributed by people within and who have connections to the village. People like YOU. If you have anything you would like to add there are 3 ways of doing it.

Contributing to existing articles

Comments section

You can add comments below existing articles. Bishopsteignton Heritage wish to encourage discussion wherever possible. Interesting information may be incorporated into the article or if there is sufficient quantity may form the basis of a future article or articles in it’s own right.

We do ask you to subscribe to the website in order to do this as it helps us control spam and monitor the content for suitability. We do not use the details you provide to communicate with you other than about your contribution, nor do we share them with any third parties.

You can subscribe here.

Existing contributors are already subscribed and able to post comments.

Direct contribution

Although articles are often written by individuals, many are the result of group collaboration – the village as a whole ‘owns’ the subject matter so if you feel you have a contribution to make to an existing article or articles please email [email protected] with your first and last name and the name of the articles you wish to contribute to.

We will set up an ‘Author’ role for you on the website and put you in touch with existing contributors via our internal messaging system or by way of personal introduction. We will not directly share your personal contact details, however if contributors wish to share these between themselves they are able to do so. We do not use the details you provide to communicate with you other than about your contribution, nor do we share them with any third parties.

Contributions are not publicly visible straight away as all content goes through a curatorial and proof reading process prior to publication.

Contributing new articles

If you, or a group you represent, have information that you wish to create an article about where none currently exists, no matter how big or small then please get in touch!

Email [email protected] with your first and last name(s), the subject matter you wish to contribute and possible article title(s). We will set up an ‘Author’ role for you on the website. We do not use the details you provide to communicate with you other than about your contribution, nor do we share them with any third parties.

There is a lot of research currently underway not yet published so where this coincides with your project we may put you in touch with existing contributors via our internal messaging system or by way of personal introduction. We will not directly share your personal contact details, however if contributors wish to share these between themselves they are able to do so.

Support for contributors

Don’t worry – we are here to help.

There is a “how to” guide here.

There is a research guide here.

There is an author writing guidelines here.

We have a regular Friday 12 – 2pm meetings for contributors, editors, curators and website techs over tea and coffee. There has been the occasional beer or glass of wine too as The Old Commercial Inn acts as host.

There are regular evening meet ups for catching up with the latest Bishopsteignton Heritage news and support from the team. Also the occasional social event follow us on Facebook or join our newsletter group to keep up to date.

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