I edit from a country where access to Wikimedia projects is blocked so I use a VPN to edit. I am mostly active between 01.00 UTC and 14.00 UTC.

en-N This user can read and write at a native level in English.
gv-N Ta Gailck ec yn theay-ymmydee shoh.
it-4 Questo utente può contribuire con un italiano di livello quasi madrelingua.
pl-2 Ten użytkownik posługuje się językiem polskim na poziomie średnio zaawansowanym.
et-1 Kasutaja suudab kaastööd teha eesti keeles algaja tasemel.
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Counter-Vandalism Unit.

Hi, I'm Xania. I've been here at Wikibooks since 2005 and presently I'm an administrator (since 2006) and check user (since 2014) here so happy to help with whatever problems you may have.

My specialties are linguistics (Romance, Slavic and Celtic languages and Basque), history, European geography, culture and politics.

I help out here with removing vandalism and spam, checking books for grammar or spelling mistakes, categorizing books, improving Cookbook pages by adding links and metric units and working on several books which I created or have contributed to.

Some Wikibooks that I am currently working on:

My Activity on Other Wikis:

I am most active on Wikibooks but you may also find me on these Wiki projects (especially Wikipedia and Wikivoyage English sites and Wikipedia Italian site):

Wikibooks projects:

Wikipedia projects:

Wiktionary projects:

Other Wikimedia projects:


I am an English language professional with experience teaching the language to native speakers and non-native speakers as well as developing materials for use by other teachers. I speak Italian to a reasonable degree. I also have a more limited knowledge of Russian, French and Polish.

My Basic 'Policies' on Wikibooks

I spend a lot of time fighting vandalism on Wikibooks. I am always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I have no tolerance for malicious vandalism.

Contact me

You can often find me on IRC using the username Xania:

Useful Links

These are mainly a shortcut for pages that I commonly visit but which take forever to find because of the poor search feature on Wikibooks.

Useful Templates

  • {{Template:WikijuniorEurope}} - Wikijunior Navigation Template
  • {{dewikify}} - Dewikify template for material copied from en.wiki
  • {{SharedIPEDU}} - Template for shared Educational IP addresses
  • {{SharedIP}} - Template for general shared IP addresses
  • {{Recipe summary}} - Recipe summary template for Cookbook pages
  • {{#invoke:temperature|f|400}} - Useful for auto-converting Cookbook temperatures

Edit Warnings

  • {{subst:EditSummary}} - for removing text without using edit summ.
  • {{subst:please learn}} - suggests they read U.W
  • {{subst:Spam}} - concerns inappropriate links
  • {{subst:warn}} - quite strong but final
  • {{subst:please stop}} - rather strong
  • {{subst:blatantvandal}} - very strong
  • {{subst:Use categories}} - use categories on new pages
  • {{subst:blanking}} - blanking
  • {{subst:no thanks|Page|2=--~~~~}} - Copyright warning
  • {{cleanup|reason}}