All Studio writers are required to have a bio and avatar photo on file before being able to claim your first assignment. This information may appear on publisher sites.
The bio should highlight your professional experience and any relevant background info that you want your readers to know about you.
- Keep it under 50 words.
- Write in accordance with AP Style.
- Write in the third person.
- The first line should include your full name, first and last. Use your last name upon second mention.
Good Bio Examples:
A mother of two and graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Lynn Hawkins has written child-rearing advice for Parenting, FamilyFun and Working Mother magazines. When her toddlers are asleep (finally!), she reflects on the joys and challenges of motherhood on her blog, Words From a Mother.
James Yancey discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 5, when he realized his favorite room in the house was the kitchen. He earned his culinary arts associate degree at Le Cordon Bleu and owns an organic cupcakes shop, Wholesome Sweets. Yancey is the guest editor for foodandwine.com.
With features published in PC Magazine and Vogue, Natalie Young loves all things fashion and tech. Young earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design from Otis College of Art and Design, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. She is the author of the blog, Glasses and Heels.
The avatar is the picture that appears publicly with your bio and internally to the studioD community, including the Forums.
Please use the following guidelines when submitting your avatar:
- Your image must be high-quality and front-facing.
- Keep it professional.
- Minimum size is 200x200 pixels (images must not exceed 1 MB).
By default, your writing account will display your name as saved to your account. However, if you have a different professional name, you can submit it for review by updating your Display Name.
If you want to use a pen name, it should match your other existing published writing presence. Pen names cannot include one-word names, initials without full names or brand names. This pen name should also be reflected in your approved studioD bio.