Content on Wikimedia projects is created, edited and managed by thounsands of volunteer editors like you. This page aims at collecting resources to help you contribute to them. You can improve existing content and create new content. There are many ways to contribute.
Wikipedia is the most known of the Wikimedia projects. It aims at building a free encyclopedia about the sum of all human knowledge. You can become a Wikipedia editor. No previous experience is needed to start editing.
Guides to contribute to Wikipedia:
- Introduction to Wikipedia
- Editing Wikipedia
- Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia (PDF)
- Introduction to free licences (PDF)
- Wikipedia Article Creation Wizard
- Writing better Wikipedia articles
- Wikipedia: Manual of Style
- Wikipedia: Manual of Style for Canada-related articles
- Help: Wikitext
See below for thematic suggestions about articles to improve or to create on Wikipedia, as well as useful references to do so.
Another great and easy way to start contributing to Wikimedia projects is to contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons is a collection of freely usable media files, such as photograhies, drawings, videos and sound files, to which anyone can contribute. You can upload your own media content as long as you accept to put the files under a free licence and that they can have an educational purpose. Note that Wikimedia Commons serve as a common repository for all Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. Wikimedia Commons uses the same wiki-technology as Wikipedia and everyone can edit it.
Guides to contribute to Wikimedia Commons: