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Molly-in-md is the pseudonym of a long-time Wikipedia user and, since 2006, an occasional editor. She says:
If I see an error in a page, I will fix it. The most common fixes are grammatical and punctuation errors. They drive me crazy.
What are my qualifications? I am technical writer and editor in my paying (part-time) job and I'm good at spotting errors. It's a chicken-and-egg thing: am I an editor because I have a good eye, or do I have a good eye because I'm an editor? Doesn't really matter. Wikipedia benefits.
Just for fun, here's a list of her edits.
If you have spare time, consider helping to clean up Wikipedia:
- list of articles that need copy editing, by alpha order at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAT:COPYEDIT or by date at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_articles_needing_copy_edit
- list of articles that are orphaned (without being referenced in any other articles), at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Orphaned_articles
- citations that need to be conformed to WP:CT so they don't succumb to link rot, listed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Articles_needing_link_rot_cleanup
- citations that need formatting, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Articles_needing_footnote_reformatting
Here are some helpful links when editing a Wikipedia page:
- how to tag a page for problems: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tagging_pages_for_problems (see lists of tags at the bottom, especially for cleanup)
- citation templates at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_templates (or a list of a bunch of specialized templates, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Citation_Style_1)
- shortened footnotes at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Shortened_footnotes
- automatic conversion templates at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Convert
- adding a tag at the top for additional citations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Refimprove (as versus an article that has no citations at all, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Unreferenced) or demanding additional inline citations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Inline_citation
- what to do when a link goes dead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Preventing_and_repairing_dead_links
- how to use the IMDB tag: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IMDB#IMDb
- information about the Guild of Copy Editors, including the GOCEinuse tag and a list of checkmarks
Update: have received AWB approval, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage, but need to download the software.