Quick style guide
Think 'enyclopedia' not 'magazine'.
- Give facts and guidance, not opinion. Adopt a neutral position, listing both positive and negative characteristics.
- Avoid sweeping statements. Stick to the simple facts of the subject.
- Articles are not an opportunity for self promotion. You can include as much self promotion as you like in your 'page about me', but not in your article. You should never need to write 'I' or 'we' in an article.
Make your article accessible.
- Give your article a simple, plain language title.
- Introduce your subject. What is the background?
- Explain specialist terms and acronyms.
- Avoid long paragraphs.
- Use bullet point lists to make information clear and accessible.
- Don't use capital letters unless they are absolutely necessary. Capitalisation makes text difficult to read.
- For more general guidance about writing see Writing Technique.
Learn to use the text editor
- Keep your formatting as simple as possible. Plain text, headings and bulleted lists. Pasting text with more complex formatting can confuse the text editor.
- Save your work regularly just in case.
- For detailed guidance about preparing articles so they are easy to publish see knowledge standard.
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