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Wikipedia – Who are Its Writers?

Blog post   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:30 IST

You are! Anyone who considers themselves bold enough and have the requisite writing skill and knowledge can volunteer to write or edit Wikipedia pages. You can write a new page on some new topic or can edit an existing page if you feel the need to do so. Moreover, it is not compulsory to register with Wikipedia to be a Wikipedia page writer or editor. Any person who contributes to these pages are known as wikipedian, registered and unregistered alike. Each wikipedian tends to bring in something new with their editing and writing whether it be with writing skills, extensive knowledge, research or expertise in various technical fields. The number of unregistered contributors to Wikipedia is unknown yet it is very large, however the number of registered editors and contributors are more than 30 million for Wikipedia in English.

There is no limit on how much content you can write on a particular topic. If you feel that a particular article in not accurately written or is incomplete you can edit the page or section of that page yourself. Even if you do not consider yourself a good writer or editor, you can still contribute by flagging the article, conveying that it needs editing. Also, just writing skills are not enough to be one of those Wikipedia page writers. You need to do a lot of research on the topic you want to create or edit. The source of content presented needs to be cited. Citation can be of other reliable websites, blogs, books, magazines or any published works.

Also it must be kept in mind that there are many topics that can be subject to disputes. Especially, with so many people with different perspectives working on particular topics. The best part is that you can flag that particular page as a content of dispute. Then the contributors can share their viewpoints in a talk page created particularly for that subject. When a consensus is reached the article is then presented.

Wikipedia can also be used as a great marketing tool. However, it is not possible for everyone to create a Wikipedia page while adhering to its thousands of guidelines such as tone, format, source citation, grammar, reference and many more. These guidelines are there so as to maintain the integrity of the site. You might spend several days or even months on creating and Wikipedia page and you may find the page deleted the very next day. There is reason a reason why Wikipedia is loved by Google as it is always ranked high, and the reason is Wikipedia’s credibility and integrity.

Although it might seem impossible for yourself to create a Wikipedia page, you can always hire professional Wikipedia page writers. They work with a team of content writers are well versed in doing these jobs efficiently. For people searching for content writers Mumbai is the one of the hub cities in India. These content writes can create, edit and update your page while following the guidelines laid by Wikipedia.