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Are you good at editing other people’s writing? Do you instantly notice typos or missing commas? Do you find it easy to pick out the key points of an argument? Do you care about making Greater Washington greater and want to help out with volunteer editing?

Greater Greater Washington is a labor of love from 10 editors, 2 links writers, and about 36 other contributors (at last count) who volunteer their time to build a resource and community around issues that affect neighborhoods in the Washington region.

Now, we need some like-minded folks to help out our editing team as Thursday night editors and/or daytime editors.

Each evening, 2 people from the editing team look at posts that have been submitted and whip them into shape to run on the site. We are looking for folks to join this group who can devote either every Thursday evening, or every other Thursday evening plus backup duty at a few other times, to this editing. Editors are asked to make time to edit up to 3 articles, then write back to the authors with a summary of their changes.

In addition, we need some additional daytime editors. These editors double-check what the night editors have done and actually schedule posts to run on the site. Matt Johnson and I currently do this day editing, but our time is limited, and we would like a few other folks who can at least fill in sometimes. All you need is to either have free time during at least some days, or a job which is okay with you doing a bit of Greater Greater Washington work here and there during business hours.

If you’re interested in volunteering for either of these and being a part of our blog endeavor, please email to let us know, along with any pertinent information like what kind of writing or editing you’ve done before and what your schedule looks like.

Thanks for helping to make Greater Greater Washington greater!

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.