Steps for creating and editing great Wikipedia content


Coming up with amazing content for a Wikipedia page is something that not everyone is capable of. But the rising demand of having a Wikipedia page by different business organizations and entrepreneurs have also brought a rise in the number of Wikipedia writers and editors. With this increasing number of new Wikipedia writers and editors entering this field the content quality has been deteriorating and the number of Wikipedia pages being approved has declined.

Writing or editing for a Wikipedia page is something that differs from writing for other platforms. Wikipedia is a well-reputed encyclopedia which is popular for being a reliable source of information and knowledge for people all across the world. A Wikipedia page editor or writer is expected to adhere to certain standards when writing for this particular platform. This platform has some strict guidelines and policies that need to be followed by all who write and edit for this platform. In case of failing to write according to these guidelines and policies provided by the Wikipedia page authorities the page is most likely to get disapproved and is normally taken down. Other than following these basic guidelines and policies there are some other basic principles that need to be adhered to when writing or editing for a Wikipedia page. And again failing to work according to these basic principles will have to work disapproved and taken down.

To give your content a higher chance of getting approved after the screening process you need to make sure that you distribute and categorize your work into a few small steps. Breaking the whole task into small steps makes it easier for you to focus on each step individually and make sure that each step is meeting the standards and is in line with the policies and guidelines of the said platform.

Step 1 The first and possibly the most integral part of writing or editing for a Wikipedia page is this. In this step, you are required to conduct thorough research, brainstorm and create a rough draft on the topic you want to write about. Conducting thorough research is very important as this gives you the tools that enable you to write authentically. Wikipedia is one of the most reliable sources of knowledge and information that is available for average people to take advantage form. Conducting thorough research makes it possible for writers and editors to gather reliable and factual information that can be used to educate people.

Now, research isn’t the only thing in this important step. After getting done with the research the brainstorming and getting the rough draft ready before the actual draft is very important. This exercise helps you note down all the important points that you want to incorporate in your article and also helps you weed out all the unnecessary details which might not be needed.

Step 2: Now, the rough outline of what you have to write has already been researched and drawn up. All you have to do now is to make it fair and write it all in a way that meets the guidelines and policies of the encyclopedia. In this step, you need to refine your work and add citations to give references about your gathered information which will make your work seem more authentic making it more reliable and factual.

The only other thing you need to be concerned about in this step is to make your work in accordance with the basic principles of Wikipedia along with the previously mentioned policies and guidelines. Another one of the main concerns you should have is to be careful to keep a neutral tone and keep your opinions out of the information that you have provided in your particular article.

Step 3: Once you are done with the writing of the article you are now supposed to check and review all of your work before you put it up for publishing. Checking thoroughly your work for any mistakes will make it possible for you to eliminate all possible errors and create quality content. In this step, the writer is also supposed to consider the audience and review the content and make it so that it is easily understandable by the average person by eliminating any technical terms and jargon used without diminishing the quality of the content.