Macwhiz (1972 – ) is a professional UNIX systems administrator. He has also worked as an advanced help-desk technician, a website designer, a graphic designer, a volunteer newspaper editor, and a consultant.
I primarily work on articles that are flagged for copy-edit. While copy-editing them, I will generally verify any reference links, and attempt to add references to unreferenced statements. If part of the article seems incomplete or misleading, or the topic catches my interest, I'll start researching to see if I can expand it in the process. I like finding a topic I know nothing about, and then trying to discover as much useful information about it as reasonably possible. I will sometimes follow a chain of editing from article to related article, but I'm much more likely to prowl the GOCE lists for articles in rough shape. I prefer articles with lots of sources to discover. List articles, especially fiction-related lists, tend to bore me.
For exceptional copyediting efforts during the Guild of Copy Editors'September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 60 articles with a combined total of 115,921 words, I hereby induct Macwhiz into the exclusive, brilliant, Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star. On behalf of the Guild, I would like to thank you for all your efforts and contributions. Congratulations! – S Masters (talk) 06:01, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
For exceptional copyediting efforts during the Guild of Copy Editors'November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 62 articles with a combined total of 91,052 words (106,973 with rollover), ⌘macwhiz, I hereby induct you into the exclusive, brilliant, Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work! – Diannaa(Talk) 00:36, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
I award you this Copy Editor's Barnstar for insisting on clear, comprehensible, and grammatically correct articles. In particular, for taking up the challenge on the Reward board and copyediting 20 articles. –-S Masters (talk) 03:53, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
The Guild of Copy Editors' Gold Star Award is given to members as well as non-members, of the Guild of Copy Editors, in recognition of exceptional work in the area of copy editing. It is only awarded to editors who have shown the most exemplary and outstanding work in the area of copy editing, and has contributed substantially to improving articles with Good Article or Featured Article standards.
In recognition of your efforts on the Marc Edwards article. I just saw at the BLP Noticeboard how you worked to save a truly encyclopedic and worthy article from deletion and your efforts really are something for us all to be incredibly proud of and impressed by. Great work! Avanu (talk) 03:19, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Awarded for debating a difficult and divisive topic with intelligence, class, and civility, and being part of the solution, rather than the problem. JN466 21:34, 17 June 2011 (UTC)