Write for Linode is Linode’s technical writing program for freelance contributors. Write for Linode pays you to contribute to our library of guides and tutorials, which features more than 1,000 documents and attracts more than one million readers every month.
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What Do We Write About?
Our library covers a broad range of open-source cloud computing technologies with a focus on free software. This includes but is not limited to:
Documentation takes on a few different forms
An exploration of a technology's capabilities, but without a specific end-goal (example: Solving Real World Problems With Bash Scripts - A Tutorial).
Guides that result in a ready-to-use installation of server software, similar to a recipe (example: How to Deploy Istio with Kubernetes).
Meet the technical writing team
Why Write For Us?
Linode’s library is a long-running and popular resource for developers, engineers, and others.
By contributing, your work will be a part of this well-established, trusted reference.
Get paid for your work
You will be paid a minimum of $400 for original guides. Updates to existing guides start at $100 each.
Work with modern documentation processes
Linode's library is hosted on GitHub, and by contributing to the library, you'll be adding to your portfolio on GitHub. Our library is also maintained under the docs-as-code methodology, where the tools you use to write documentation are the same tools used to write software. As a contributor, you'll be:
- authoring your drafts in Markdown;
- previewing your drafts with Hugo, our static site generator;
- version controlling your work with Git; and
- reviewing Linode's automatic unit tests of your drafts, which will check for spelling, styling, and other issues.
Note: If you’re not familiar with one or more of these tools, we’ll provide resources to help you adopt them.
Because docs-as-code is becoming more popular, the skills you’ll exercise when writing for Linode are transferable to other work. In particular, documentation is a valuable asset for open-source projects (as evidenced by programs like Google’s Season of Docs), and we hope that Write For Linode authors are well-prepared to contribute to open-source projects too.
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