Help:How to update author data

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In many editing displays in the ISFDB, there is a link on the left navbar labelled "Author Data". Clicking on this link will bring up a screen where you can edit the information about the author that is not related to particular publications of theirs. The data includes birth and death dates, full name, and a few other items.

To update this information, simply make changes and press the Submit Data button, which will create a submission. When a moderator approves the submission, the author data will be updated with your changes.

For detailed help on the individual fields on the screen, and what should be entered in them, please refer to Help:Screen:AuthorData.