Blog Style Guide

The aim of the Taxpayers Against Fraud blog is to inform potential whistleblowers and those going through the process of how the False Claims Act and other whistleblower statutes work, how they can strengthen their potential cases, and what they can expect from the process.

We will also accept certain blog posts to educate lawyers about the latest developments in case law or other important matters. If you have a submission, please email: [email protected].

What we’re looking for:

– Blog posts should be between 300-600 words, communicating a single idea, with an average of 500 words. Ask yourself if the idea requires an above-average number of words!

– Think of a good framing mechanism to break down the information more — this stuff is complicated! So for example, instead of writing an open-ended post about the common types of fraud, use a countdown — “The Top 5 Most Common Types of Fraud,” which will make your post easier to write, and easier to read!

– Start with topic sentences, not procedural history! Think of this like the inverted pyramid — the most important information should kick off the blog, citations are generally not need, link generously!

At all costs— avoid legal jargon, acronyms, and Latin words. The goal of the TAF Blog is to create a repository of easily digestible information for fraud whistleblowing for potential whistleblowers and those going through the process.

– If the blog post already exists, that’s great! You have a perfect opportunity to link to the existing post. It’ll help your own post get more attention from search engines and social media. An example would be if you’re writing a post about the False Claims Act basics, you can link to the False Claims Act 101 post instead of explaining it yourself.