Guidelines for IC Blog Writers

Are you interested in writing for us?

If you have a big idea, new research, or valuable experience to share, and you're not afraid of heritage interpreters across Canada reading what you have to say, we'd love to hear from you.

We have a diverse membership.  Our members work at parks, museums, zoos, historic sites, gardens, etc - so we prefer blog topics that are relevant to heritage interpreters regardless of where they work. 

Articles about interpretation skills, case studies of programs and projects, reviews of resources, or research on best practices are all appropriate.

Articles that are particular to one specific type of interpretation (ie. “How to do a Dinosaur Program for Kindergarteners”  or “Musket and Cannon Care for Historic Site Interpreters”) are less likely to be accepted.
  (But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.)

To propose an idea, contact us at

Requirements for Blog Writers:
1) 500 – 1,000 words

2) Topics should be relevant to heritage interpreters regardless of what type of site they work at.  

3) Use an interpretive approach when writing. Referring to research that supports your ideas is encouraged, complicated language is not.

4) Include at least one photo (that you have permission to share) to illustrate the article. If you are using a photo from the internet, please include a link to the source and photo credit information.

5) Links to resources that allow readers to learn more are encouraged.

6) A short biography of the writer (25-50 words) should be provided including contact information for people wanting to know more about you. You may include links to your site or business website in this biography.

7) Interpretation Canada reserves the right to edit blog posts for clarity, factual accuracy, length, grammar, and spelling, as well as to choose not to publish a submitted post. By submitting an article, writers demonstrate that they are in agreement with this statement.

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