I want to explain how we review what we’re writing about. Since we’re website focused on everything tech, we can post a wide range of articles: from how-to’s to reviews, long-form content, and complicated articles about different tech aspects.
And not all articles are equal. Just think about this. There’s a great difference between a simple How To, like “How to change AirDrop name” (even if that’s an extremely long and comprehensive article), and a complex article that explains Samsung TVs model number or HDR technology. And that way, they require different levels of expertise, time to write them, and attention to the details.
Basically, almost every article on Tab-TV is somehow reviewed: we rewrite them to enhance content: add illustrations, check whether what was written is still relevant, and add additional info. We’re a small team, but usually, every article is read by at least one more person to make sure the article is great. Sometimes we just read them; sometimes, we can tell each other to make some changes, add something or explain things more clearly.
So, in general, we can say that every article is “reviewed.” But there’s a big difference. As I said, not every article is equal. One thing is to read a How-To and try it to make sure it works and there are no mistakes; another – is when it comes to complicated topics.
Some topics are much more complex, and we need to ensure everything is written correctly. That doesn’t mean we don’t trust each other, but we’re all people, and people may make mistakes. For example, the author may think or understand something in the wrong way. And that will make an article; I can’t say it will make it incorrect, but not so precise as we wish it to be if we were the readers that came for info.
And that’s the moment when reviewing comes to play. Some articles have a special text indicating that another person reviewed it. Usually, that’s one of three: Anatoliy Mashirenko, Vladislav Mashirenko, or Valeriy Artamonov.
Let’s take a brief:
- Anatoliy has a lot of experience in things related to TVs and appliances, like dryers, washing machines, and so on. As the name of our website suggests, it started up as a website about TVs. And that’s what Anatoliy is a real expert in. He was the first to start explaining TV model numbers; that’s a lot of technical work behind such decoders. He has a relevant background since he has a Master’s degree in Engineering and around 35 years of experience in companies like Ukrtelecom and Huawei. And he has a deep knowledge of TV technologies if we write an article, for example, about HDR, his word and expertise are worth much more than mine just because he’s been in all this stuff for a much longer time. So when we write about a complex topic that’s in the field of Anatoliy’s knowledge, we will ask him to review an article: give his opinion, suggest editing, or add some information we may miss.
- Vladislav (hey, that’s me). Right, I will write in the first person about myself. I have a Master’s degree in Applied Economics, so I don’t have a tech background in my education. But I’m inside writing about tech for a long time, almost 10 years already. And when it comes to explaining what to buy, reviews, and different explainers, I’m here to say my word. My expertise concedes to Anatoliy’s in some narrow questions regarding technology, but I know what’s fact-checking and how to check what we’re writing about to make it precise and clear.
- Valeriy has a Master’s degree in Computer Systems and excellent research skills. If you open the author’s page, you can notice that he has written much fewer articles than others, but that’s not cause he’s working slowly. First of all, that’s because he is a little bit meticulous when it comes to writing something and spends a lot of time on every topic. We’re not always happy with that, but when he’s reading an article (or writing it), we’re sure everything is myriad-times checked.
When it comes to complex topics, one of us will read and review the article, checking everything once again to ensure there are no mistakes or inaccuracies.
Why don’t we place a badge, that article was reviewed on every article we read and checked? Just because that may make a wrong impression. There’s a big difference between reading how-to and making sure it works and reviewing articles to fact-check every word written inside.
That’s how it works from our side. Of course, there still may be unintentional inaccuracies, but that’s the exception rather than the rule. If you notice one of them, let us know =)