Web Editing Procedures


One person can fill multiple roles. We suggest that the reviewer and backup editor be the same person to give the backup editor more opportunities to access the system. The editor cannot also be the reviewer or backup editor.

Approver: Makes final approval on what content should go on the website, and if the suggested placement is appropriate.
Contributor: Suggests and/or writes content for the website.
Reviewer: Reviews content for grammar, spelling, and style.
Editor: Inputs content into the WCMS.
Backup Editor: Inputs content into the WCMS when the editor is out of the office.

Procedure: small updates*


Sends suggested content to the approver and requests that it be put on the website and suggests location.


Approves or denies the content request based on overall website goals and target audience.

  • If approved: Emails editor the content with any additional suggestions or recommendation for implementation, including deadlines. Contributor is cc.
  • If denied: Email contributor reason for denial.


Reworks content using web best practices and style guide standards. Emails the updated content to the reviewer (we suggest using Word documents at this stage so you can use track changes).


Reviews reworked content for grammar, spelling and style, making updates as needed. Emails the editor a copy of the changes or notifies them that the content has been reviewed.


Looks over reviewer’s changes. Inputs final version into the WCMS and publishes.


Notifies the contributor and approver that the updated content is now live.

Procedure: content requests/updates


Choose the most fitting option for your group. Only one option should be chosen.

  • Option 1: Emails update to editor, include page(s) and location(s)
  • Option 2: Notifies editor of update during staff meeting, include page(s) and location(s)


Updates WCMS content and publishes updated content.


Notifies contributor that updated content is now live.

*Small updates include the following:

  • Name changes
  • Contact information changes
  • Title changes
  • Staff/faculty added or removed
  • Correcting spelling, grammar, or style errors
  • Updating dates, deadlines, and costs