Editors assist with editing content created by content creators. This can mean testing content or editing for accuracy, grammar, instructional effectiveness, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), localizability, SEO, or anything else that helps to improve the content that is created.

You can find content for review in the project board labeled as Ready for Review (link goes to a filtered view of the project board). Read the Guidelines for reviewing content handbook page for detailed information on the process. Please leave your review notes as a comment on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue so that the Content Creator assigned can incorporate that into the content.

For additional guidance, see the Guidelines for reviewing content. Editors can also pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the @faculty-smes group in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. for help with specific topics.

Editor Faculty members can also help with vetting topic ideas.

Please keep an eye out for @faculty-editors pings in Slack and respond as you are able.

Please be aware of Expectations for Active Faculty Members and for your specific role.

Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
When Editors are reviewing the drafted content but stumble upon questions about the subject matter, Editors can ask an SME to assist. Requests for SME assistance can look like:

  • A request for help in the #training channel by mentioning the @faculty-smes group in Slack.
  • Contacting a SME directly. See the Faculty Member list, under the column “Area(s) of Expertise” to identify who you can ask about specific topics.

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