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    I edited on Wikitravel off-and-on for several years. After a few anonymous edits here, I decided to make an account and contribute more actively. I did that for several years, then took an extended break. I teach English at a university in Japan, and found it was quite easy to create a Simple English Wikipedia page if I am already grading/adapting English Wikipedia content for use with students.

    Alternate account[change | change source]

    I used an alternate account User:ELTted for editing with students and presenting SEWP to language teachers. I never voted or commented from that other account. It was strictly for editing articles that my students or workshop participants were working on.

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    Common complexity that is not needed and suggestions[change | change source]

    A few simple changes here and there can help. The verb to be is often the simplest way to write something

    • Former: use retired, was, or used to be
    • It is found in/It lies in/is located in: use It is in.
    • the northwestern part of France: use in northwest France
    • It has a population of 1,200: use The population is 1,200.
    • ...a large number...: use many
    • ...situated...
      • ...situated in...: use in
      • ...situated by...: use by
      • ...situated near...: use near
    • ...the process by which...ː use how