Editor Roles and Limitations

The Creative Exiles (TCE) writing site uses the WordPress Yoast SEO plugin to assist in generating higher Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for each individual post.

The Creative Exiles Management Team, consisting of site owner, R.J. Schwartz, TCE CEO John Hansen, and Senior Editor Phyllis Burns, may review individual posts and provide assistance in improving SEO scores.

Editors will not alter, change, or add anything to any post with the following exceptions:

Focus Keyword: If there is no focus keyword, an editor will add a keyword or keyword phrase.

Snippet: If there is no snippet (meta description) an editor will add one, using a phrase in the post that contains the focus keyword or keyword phrase.

Category and sub-category: If there is no category or sub-category designated, an editor will choose appropriate ones.

Tags: If there are no tags, an editor will add them. Up to six tags can be used, two-word tags are okay.

Images: If images do not have alt tags, an editor will add them.  Alt tags should contain the focus keyword or keyword phrase. All images must be free to use. That means they have to be in Public Domain, Creative Commons, or personal property of the author. Each image must have an attribution attached unless it is from Public Domain source.  For formatting sake, an Editor may adjust the sizing of an image.

Grammar, spelling, excessive profanity: Editors will not change anything in an authors post. If there are grammar or spelling errors, or excessive profanity, an editor  will contact author and suggest corrections. Excessive profanity is prohibited on TCE.


Writers are encouraged to publish original content on TCE as often as they choose to.  It is acceptable to publish something previously published on another website, paper, book, or other medium, provided it is owned by the publishing author.  At TCE our focus is to encourage writers to express themselves however they choose to, without restraints (provided they do not violate few restrictions listed in the site Terms of Use.)

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the site owner, R.J. Schwartz by e-mail at poet@gmx.us

Thank you for being an important part of The Creative Exiles. We greatly appreciate our writers.

Updated 14, July 2017

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