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How to Become an Editor

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    Kevin Burns

    Anyone can become an editor and contribute to the encyclopedia. If you are interested in becoming a professional Wikipedia editor, here are some tips to get you started.

    1. Get familiar with the Wikipedia policies and guidelines. This is the most important step in becoming a professional Wikipedia editor. Reading and understanding the policies and guidelines will help you to become familiar with how Wikipedia works and will help you to be familiar with the rules for editing.

    2. Get involved with the Wikipedia community. Participating in discussions and helping to answer questions posted by other editors can help to build your reputation as a professional Wikipedia editor. Additionally, it can help you to learn more about how Wikipedia works and how to effectively edit pages.

    3. Learn how to use the tools available to you. Wikipedia provides a variety of tools such as templates and bots to help editors in their work. Becoming familiar with these tools can help to make your editing more efficient and accurate.

    4. Take the time to research topics before you edit. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and as such, it requires accurate and well-researched information. Before you edit a page, take the time to do your own research to make sure that the information you are adding is accurate and up to date.

    5. Proofread and edit your work. Make sure that you are taking the time to proofread and edit your work. This will help to ensure that the information is accurate and that the writing is clear and concise.

    By following these tips, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional Wikipedia editor. Good luck!

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