Lesson 9. Editing an Existing Article

In this lesson, you learn how to revise articles on the Wikipedia site.

All About Editing

Wikipedia is a user-edited encyclopedia, which means that users like you can edit any article on the Wikipedia site. You can edit an article to correct bad punctuation or grammar, to fix factual errors, or to add more information.

Anyone can edit existing Wikipedia articles. You don’t have to be approved by a board of authority, or pass muster with others on the site. All you need is to be a registered user (it’s free) and take the time necessary to make the edits.

When you edit a page and click the Save Page button, the revised page is immediately available to other users. Your edits don’t need to be vetted or approved ...

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