Content should be reviewed and approved by an editor before it's published.
On this page
- Check your work against the Web Style Guide
- Follow the Plain Language Checklist
- Follow the Web Content Standards
- Leave the content for a day or two after you write it, and then edit it
- Read it out loud or have your computer read it to you
- Ask a colleague from another team to read your work
- Check spelling, facts and dates are correct
- Check the content is at or below a grade 8 reading level
- Findability: is it easy to find?
- Is it easy to scan for information?
- Does it follow the Web Content Standards?
- The purpose of the content is clear, relevant and useful
- Information is accurate and when necessary includes supporting details or examples
- The tone of the writing is clear, consistent and appropriate for the audience
- Information is grouped clearly
- The order the content is in makes sense
- The page title and headings clearly describe the page content
- Spelling follows the Canadian Oxford Dictionary
- Grammar, punctuation and formatting follow the Web Style Guide
- The writing is in plain language