Getting started for subeditors

Last revised by Euan Zhang on 28 Jul 2019

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

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

Some articles to read and familiarise yourself with include:

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

The senior editorial board selects editorial projects of various types. You can view proposedcurrent and completed editorial projects - it is very easy to get involved. 

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

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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