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Mistakes Happen – Correct.li Lets Web Visitors Correct Them

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If you’ve ever managed content on a website, this one’s for you. Correct.li is a tool that allows readers who find mistakes on your site – such as typos, misuse of facts or grammar errors – to simply right-click, edit the mistake, and notify you in order to make the correction.

Anything to make life easier as in the area of web content management sounds good to me.

Installing this crowd-based editing service is a three-step process, similar in form to adding Google analytics to a site.

  1. First, generate the API key
  2. Next, add the site’s URL to the control panel
  3. Finally, set the configuration for your site to generate the custom code

It’s that simple. Even more so if your site is on WordPress, there’s a plugin. There are four different options in place to activate the correction option (combinations of selecting the text and/or clicking the shift or control buttons) – as the admin, you pick the one your users would best respond to.

How do would-be copy editors know they have the ability to suggest corrections on your site?  Graphic display badges are available to indicate Correct.li is in use as a feedback mechanism.

Correct.li is a new project by a Poland-based developer named Zbigniew Czarnecki. The service is free and will remain free according to Czarnecki, who is considering premium features later on to offset some of the costs associated with running the application.

Try it out for yourself on Correct.li; it’s unobtrusive and really simple.  Misspellings abound within the paragraph text giving plenty of opportunity for correction, i.e. ‘testing’.

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Marla Shaivitz is a writer, developer and digital marketer. She's interested in innovations & innovators in technology and those working toward social good. Follow Marla on Twitter at @marlashaivitz.

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