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Getting started for subeditors

This article is aimed new subeditors to assist them in getting started

The role of subeditors is familiarising themselves with the style guide, contribute new content, and work on special projects. Everybody has different amount of time they can volunteer on but as a rule of thumb at least a weekly contribution is expected.

Style guide

Some articles to read and familiarise yourself with include:

New content

There are number of ways to find new content that needs creating or articles that need updating:

  • search for the tag "rewrite" and pick an article that requires updating for content and/or style guide errors
    • don't forget to remove the rewrite tag when you're done
  • write a new article
    • finding new topics to write on is easy, just navigate to the "Related articles" section and if the link is dead then it probably needs creating
    • always check by searching that the article does not already exist under a different title

Special projects

From time-to-time the managing editors will run special projects aimed at improving the quality of articles or creating content in a specific area. You will be invited to participate in these and it is expected that subeditors preference working on special projects over general editorial reviewing. Examples of past and current special projects include:

If there is a specific area that you wish to work on please contact Henry Knipe, managing editor for content development, for support and liaising with section editors.

Practical points

If you need help, the first point of contact is the relevant section editor. You can find a list of all the editors here

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