Nov 4, 2019

Clean Up a wikiHow Article

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[[Category:Writing and Editing]]
 
[[Category:Writing and Editing]]
 
== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
# Access the list of articles needing cleanup. Go to either the [[:Category:Cleanup|Cleanup category]] or the [[Special:EditFinder/Cleanup|Cleanup Greenhouse]] and choose an article to clean up. Click the "Edit" link or the (in the Cleanup greenhouse) to access the editing interface.
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# Access the list of articles needing cleanup. Go to either the [[:Category:Cleanup|Cleanup category]] or the [[Special:EditFinder/Cleanup|Cleanup Greenhouse]] and choose an article to clean up. Click the "Edit" link or the (in the Cleanup greenhouse) to access the editing interface.
# Start to [[Format a wikiHow Article|format]] and [[Copyedit a wikiHow Article|copyedit]] the article. [[Image:Screen Shot 2014 01 14 at 4.50.57 PM.png|center]]
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# Start to [[Format a wikiHow Article|format]] and [[Copyedit a wikiHow Article|copyedit]] the article. [[Image:Screen Shot 2014 01 14 at 4.50.57 PM.png|center]]
 
#*[[Use the wikiHow Spell Checker|Fix any spelling mistakes]]. If the spelling is [[Choose Which English to Use on wikiHow|spelled other ways in other countries]] (such as colour instead of color, practise instead of practice, etc.) do not fix it.
 
#*[[Use the wikiHow Spell Checker|Fix any spelling mistakes]]. If the spelling is [[Choose Which English to Use on wikiHow|spelled other ways in other countries]] (such as colour instead of color, practise instead of practice, etc.) do not fix it.
 
#*[[Use English Punctuation Correctly|Fix punctuation errors]]. Add a “.” at the end of a sentence, commas (,) for a list (e.g. Use paper, a pen, and a pencil), a colon (:) to introduce a list, etc.
 
#*[[Use English Punctuation Correctly|Fix punctuation errors]]. Add a “.” at the end of a sentence, commas (,) for a list (e.g. Use paper, a pen, and a pencil), a colon (:) to introduce a list, etc.
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#*[[Avoid Using Personal Reference on wikiHow|Remove personal references]], such as “I” and “me,” to prevent discouragement to new editors or readers.
 
#*[[Avoid Using Personal Reference on wikiHow|Remove personal references]], such as “I” and “me,” to prevent discouragement to new editors or readers.
 
#*Fix formatting problems for the sub-section and “Steps” headers.
 
#*Fix formatting problems for the sub-section and “Steps” headers.
# Remove the tag if all the issues have been fixed. If the article has been fixed up and no longer needs cleaning up, you can remove the tag. Only do this if you think that the article has been completely cleaned up.[[Image:Screen Shot 2014 02 17 at 7.49.22 PM.png|center]]
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# Remove the tag if all the issues have been fixed. If the article has been fixed up and no longer needs cleaning up, you can remove the tag. Only do this if you think that the article has been completely cleaned up.[[Image:Screen Shot 2014 02 17 at 7.49.22 PM.png|center]]
#* Do not remove the tag if the article is not completely cleaned up. Leave the tag on if you think the article still needs work. This way, another editor can work on it.
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#* Do not remove the tag if the article is not completely cleaned up. Leave the tag on if you think the article still needs work. This way, another editor can work on it.
   
 
== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==


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