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English Editors, Content Taggers, and Image Uploaders Needed

28 Aug
August 28, 2012

So, do you ever have that problem where you take on a huge exciting project, only to realize that you bit off way more than you can chew? I’m not saying this is one of those times, but, well, we could use a little help over here. Getting this site looking good was a challenge, but our ultimate goal has always been to expand and improve upon our content. That means correcting errors from the existing text, adding more information to existing pages and creating new ones, and finding new and better images across the site. It’s a big project, but in the end we can look forward to a beautiful, complete online guide to the Middle Ages for scholars, students, and enthusiasts alike. Our team has already gotten started on it, but it’ll go a lot faster if we get a little help. Here’s what we’re looking for:

Editing

Does the use of the wrong “your” make you cringe? Do you like history?  Most importantly, do you have any spare time?  If you can answer yes to these three questions then we could really use your help.  While all the content from the older version of this site was factually accurate, we’re starting to find grammar and spelling errors in some of it, and our new content will probably require proofreading, too. Read the end of the post for how to go about joining the team.

Tagging

Just because a website is about Medieval History doesn’t mean it should look and act like it’s from the dark ages of the internet. One of the major improvements in website design from the last couple of years is the adoption of tags to identify and organize all kinds of content. Naturally, we want to bring this to our site to help users find more content relevant to their interests.  To view the tags on any page simply slide down to the bottom of the content and a little rectangle should appear right below the social buttons, and right above the Additional Resources section. A good example of tags can be found on the About The Middle Ages page. We haven’t gotten many pages tagged yet, and it’s another simple thing you can help with!

Image Uploaders

When this site was first built, it was normal for websites to avoid large images to accommodate users with slower internet connections. Now, we want to finish our facelift with new, larger images across the website. So far we have a few of these new header images up, but with the sheer number of pages we have already it’s going to be a big task to find, edit, and upload images for all of them.

New Content

When we’re done prettying up what we have now, the real work of creating new pages and organizing the content begins! We’ve already covered a lot of the names, battles, and kingdoms associated with the Middle Ages, but our goal is to become a comprehensive guide to the entire time period.  We’ll need writers to help us fill in all the gaps, as well as editors and image uploaders to make sure each new page is as complete as the others.

Joining The Team

If you’ve got the time and the interest, we want to hear from you!  Email us at contact@medievaltimes.info or fill out the form on our contact page, and let us know how you want to help.

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