The following articles address style issues for [Wikipedia]. See links at the bottom for Policy or Syntax issues.
If you've just started helping the Wikipedia, this document and the ones it links to will give you some pointers and groundrules for how to format your articles.
Before you start editing, it is a good idea to read through and understand these documents:
- Welcome, newcomers is a gentle introduction to the world of Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia policy lists some other general policies to follow.
- Be bold in updating pages should define your attitude toward page updates.
- Rules to consider has guidelines concerning the content that is most desirable, priorities in writing articles, and the like.
- Most common Wikipedia faux pas gives a list of common mistakes and how to avoid them.
- Lee's notes on writing style contains one Wikipedian's advice on good language usage.
- Editing policy has even more editing guidelines.
- How does one edit a page will explain the mechanics of what codes are available to you when editing a page, to do things like titles, links, external links, and so on.
- The perfect stub article shows what you should aim for at a minimum when starting a new article.