Prospective authors find may find the following suggestions helpful — they provide a general overview of the editorial approach of Process Cooling. Articles in Process Cooling take one of two approaches: generic technology-oriented or case history.
Technology articles in Process Cooling take a practical how-to approach and should be generic, not specific to a company, product or brand. A good starting point is to ask "How to . . ." and fill in the blank with an active verb: select, buy, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, improve, reduce, update, rebuild, etc. By starting with this question, you can be sure that your article provides an answer to a problem that process cooling engineers face.
Types of equipment that can be covered in a technology article include:
Your article should explore non-company specific information that any reader could use — whether using your equipment or your competitor's. If there are special concerns unique to an industry that the magazine covers, you can tailor your article to address that industry.
Technology articles can take many formats: Question/Answer, 9 Tips, Straight Exposition, etc. No one format is right for every article. To help determine the format, evaluate the information you'd like to provide. For example, if you'd like to explain common temperature control problems and possible solutions, you may want to use the Question/Answer format. Alternatively, you may have several small pieces of information that all relate to a single topic such as "Applications for which Temporary Cooling Towers Make Sense." Write a short sub-headline for each section and group them as a list of tips: "5 Ways to Use Temporary Towers."
Finally, don't be afraid to let images, tables, charts and graphs tell part of the story, and/or include a short sidebar. A good quality image and a well-written caption sometimes say more than 500 words of copy. Use these materials to tell some new piece of information, or to illustrate a point, rather than just repeating what has been stated in the body of the article. Take advantage of our photo gallery approach on our web site and include additional images for web use only.
Case History Articles
"Application Solutions" (case histories) highlight ways engineers have used your equipment or services to cut costs, save time, improve operations and product quality, or solve production problems. This editorial feature is an excellent way for you to showcase your success stories by teaming up with your customers. A case history allows you to highlight specific product features and the competitive advantages they have provided for your customer.
A good case history is all in the details: Outline specific results that your customer achieved, naming the customer/company involved. Include an historical perspective of the problem and describe the goals that were set and accomplished. Tell the story through the eyes of your customer, quoting at least one of the customer's engineers or employees who explains the objective of the cooling operation and how the product or service met the objectives or solved the problem. Provide credible evidence — cite how much money was saved, the percent increase in production, etc. You may also include quotes from engineers or employees at the contributing company.
Whether you decide to write a technology-oriented article or a case history, any article submitted to Process Cooling should conform to the following.
Thank you for contributing to Process Cooling. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Becker at (262) 564-0074 or email@example.com
Process Cooling gladly accepts photographic submissions for consideration as a cover image. The subject (type of equipment or process) featured on the cover each month varies; contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling. Keep in mind that submitting photography does not guarantee its use.
All images submitted for consideration for a cover should conform to the following:
If you have existing color photography you would like considered for a cover, please evaluate it with the following guidelines in mind:
In addition to the above guidelines, if you are planning a photo shoot, consider the following:
Submitting Your Image
If you are interested in having existing photography considered for the cover, you may send brochures or catalogs, with the appropriate image(s) marked, to the editor for initial evaluation. Upload large files via our web-based FTP tool. Visit http://upload.bnpmedia.com/ and follow the on-screen prompts. Our art director will evaluate the image(s) and determine if appropriate for an upcoming issue. Submit cover images electronically to Linda Becker at email@example.com; phone (262) 564-0074.
Process Cooling accepts press releases from manufacturers of industrial cooling equipment. If your company manufactures process cooling equipment, components and supplies, we want to hear from you! Consider sending press releases to announce news at your company, including:
Submit all press releases electronically to Linda Becker at BeckerL@bnpmedia.com
When writing a product announcement, be sure to focus on the benefits the product will provide to the user. Cite specifics — operating temperature, dimensions, number of channels, types of inputs/outputs, electrical ratings or construction materials, for example — as well as any special features that make the product different from your competitor's offering. Also, focus on a single series or model rather than a general category or type of product so that specifics can be provided. Supply an image separately at minimum 300 dpi resolution, if available. Do not embed images in word documents. Personnel. Include an image if available. If a new hire, specify the person's title and the major responsibilities. If a promotion, also note the person's previous position, and who will be filling that position, if known. Image should be minimum 300 dpi resolution.
Photographs and Other Artwork
If available, provide an electronic image with every press release. While there is no guarantee that it will be used in print, we will use submitted materials online if they comply with our image specs. Submit .jpg or .tif files with a minimum pixel resolution of 600x900 pixels; larger is better.
A good quality image adds a visual "punch" that a few hundred words of copy just can't provide. Be sure the file name includes the company name and product model number/name. Provide a caption explaining what the image shows if it is not immediately apparent. Please note: We cannot use photos cut from brochures, catalogs or magazines, or line diagrams. Do NOT embed images in word documents.
How to Get It to Us
Please paste the text of your press release in the body of the e-mail message. In addition, you may attach your release as a Microsoft Word document. Attach your image(s), attached to the same message, to Linda Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, for images, you can provide a link to the full-size image file hosted on your web site.
NOTE: Releases received will be evaluated for content and applicability to Process Cooling. Those accepted for consideration will be used on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be edited for style and content. Due to the volume of mail received, materials cannot be returned.