Wikipedia:Basic copyediting


Discovering that pages need basic copyediting, i.e. correcting for grammar, spelling, readability, or layout, may surprise new visitors to Wikipedia, but this is the "encyclopedia that anyone can edit": it's not perfect! Thousands of articles need simple improvements you can make without being an expert in the subject. Copyediting involves the "five Cs": making the article clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent.[1] The following is a guide for new copyeditors.

  1. ^ Armstrong, Julia. "Copyediting and proofreading" (PDF). University of Toronto. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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