Pick what you’d like to work on
Head on over to our Editing Project Guide List to see which guides need editing.
“Confusing Text” and “Grammar Police” are two of the most common flags that editing classes address. They're all fair game, except for guides with the following flags:
Student in Progress (Another student is already working on that particular guide.)
In Progress (A community member is already working on that particular guide.)
- Archived (These guides are solely retained for historical purposes.)
Keep in mind that if a prerequisite guide has been flagged, that flag will show up on all guides that feature the prerequisite guide. For example, a motherboard replacement guide that features a "Confusing Text" battery replacement guide will show the "Confusing Text" flag, because that prerequisite battery replacement guide is a part of the motherboard replacement guide.
The number of guides required for the Editing Project varies with each instructor. Some students are required to edit only one guide but will email multiple options in case their first choices are not available. Please let us know how many guides you are going to edit, as well as your preferred choice.
Send us an email
Send us an email at techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com to tell us what you’d like to work on, as well as what flag(s) you'll be addressing. Be sure to include links to the guides that you’d like to edit. Including a link to your proposed guides makes them easier to find and helps us respond to your proposal sooner.
We'll flag your guide as student work, so that you can edit freely. This also prevents anyone outside of your team from editing your work. Feel free to send us any questions you have along the way!
Please note: It can take the iFixit technical writing team up to two business days to respond to your email, so make sure to plan accordingly.
Don't forget: include your team tag in the subject line of your email, and CC your teammates and instructor!
Take a moment to check and make sure you’ve followed all the instructions. Before you start editing, you need to send us an email at techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com detailing what you plan on doing. We’ll let you know when you’re ready to cruise on to editing.