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How to Edit Wikipedia - Women of Wikipedia Editathons

Information and resources relevant to the Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted annually by Emory Libraries

Welcome to the Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Join us for the seventh annual: 

Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,  virtual

RSVP here for the edit-a-thon! 

Locations: Woodruff Library, 3rd floor, Jones Room Now all virtual

Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to virtual registrants)

This event is free and open to Emory faculty, students, and staff. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. 

Use this guide to help you get started as you contribute to how women are represented on Wikipedia!

What is the DASHBOARD? Track your impact

A Wikipedia Dashboard is a tool that allows users to sign-in to a Wikipedia program or event. Once you log into the program, all edits you make on Wikipedia will be tracked and attributed to our April 21st Emory event, giving everyone a clear picture of our editing efforts.

DASHBOARD for Emory University Women of Wikipedia Editathon 2022 

Tuesday, April 12, 4-6 pm, In person and virtual (Zoom link will be emailed to virtual registrants)

Wikipedia editors facts

Did you know? 

  • 16.1% of Wikipedia editors are female (overall) 
  • 22.7% of U.S. Wikipedia editors are female 
  • Family, relationships, and gender are mentioned far more in articles about women vs. men 

This event is held in honor of Women's History Month. Our goal is to build the body of knowledge about women on Wikipedia, while also getting more women interested in editing entries today and in the future. 

Remember...

  • Be bold! You will learn to edit Wikipedia best by DOING. Make good faith edits and do not worry about making mistakes. Nothing is lost on Wikipedia, and anything can be undone. 
  • Respect your fellow Wikipedians! Be kind to those whose work you edit and to those who edit your work. Others will edit what you write. Do not take it personally. 
  • Keep an open mind. 
  • All edits should be explained in your edit summary or in a discussion on the talk page for the article. Big changes to an article should take place according to consensus reached in a discussion on the talk page. The talk page can give insight into the history and evolution of the article.