Wikimedian in Residence

Editing a live article

Guidance on how to edit a live article on Wikipedia.

This video demonstrates how you should edit existing pages on Wikipedia the correct way. For example, being logged in to a Wikipedia account and adding an 'In use' template if you are doing substantial edits to a page so that you avoid edit conflicts (someone else editing the same page as you at the same time). 

Further Resources

Editing for beginners (pdf)

© Ewan McAndrew and Hannah Rothmann, University of Edinburgh, 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, unless otherwise indicated.