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Guild of Copy Editors' requests page

The goal of the Guild of Copy Editors is to improve articles in the English Wikipedia that are tagged for copy editing using the {{copyedit}} template, and by maintaining the category of articles needing copy edit. This page is where you can list requests specifically for copy editing.

Instructions for requesters

To make a request, use the following format:

Comments ~~~~

  • Place new requests at the bottom of this page.
  • You may list up to two requests at any one time. This is enforced so every request can have a fair chance of being fulfilled within a reasonable period.
  • If you plan to nominate the article for Good Article, A-class or Featured Article status, check the length of our backlog and try to wait until the copy edit is completed before nominating it.
  • Do not place a {{copyedit}} tag on the article; doing so might result in multiple editors inadvertently working on the same article. Remove any existing {{copyedit}} tags from the article.
  • Requests may be declined if the article is:
  • Having your article copy edited by our team does not guarantee the prose will be considered acceptable by GA, A-class or FA reviewers.

Instructions for copy editors

  • Please ensure you are familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style and the expectations for editing for the GOCE outlined in our Step by Step guide. The simplified Manual of Style is here.
  • When you accept a request, place the {{Working}} template immediately beneath the request and sign your post with four tildes (~~~~) so other copy editors know not to accept it.
  • Do not accept more than one request at a time.
  • Articles that are potential Featured Article candidates should only be handled by experienced editors.
  • If you have accepted a request but cannot fulfill it for any reason, please amend it with either:
    • a note of the sections you have completed so someone else can complete the copy edit, or;
    • a suitable template: {{Not done}}, {{Partly done}}, or Abandoned (not a template!).
    • If the article is unstable, experiencing rapid development, an ongoing edit war or apparent ownership issues, open a discussion on Requests talk to inform project coordinators.
    • Acceptances that appear to have been abandoned will be checked after a reasonable period—usually one week after the timestamp. In cases of complete inactivity we will ask for an update on your talk page. If no response is received within one further week, the {{Working}} template will be removed so other editors may complete the copy edit.
  • When you have completed a request, add the template {{Done}} below the request and sign your post with four tildes (~~~~). Alternatively you can add the details of the request to the archive page and then remove the request here by blanking the subsection. Do not delete the original request without archiving it.
  • Please consider adding the template {{GOCE|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|date={{subst:date}}}} on the talk page of articles you have copy edited.

February 2015[edit]

House of Plantagenet[edit]

THis was given a copy edit as recently as early 2014 but as a result of a failed attempt at reaching featured article status has undergone a near total rewrite. Copy editing help to get this up to scratch before a second attempt would be gratefully received. It would be good to create an exemplar House of ... article. Many thanks Norfolkbigfish (talk) 16:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

 Working --Biblioworm 15:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Pinged Biblioworm, since it's been a while. Miniapolis 17:09, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

April 2015[edit]


I would be very pleased if anyone copedit this looong article. Thanks ! RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 11:27, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working FacultiesIntact (talk) 22:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Pinged copyeditor, who has not edited the article since April 23. Miniapolis 00:00, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
No response from FacultiesIntact (who is active), so returning to queue. Miniapolis 23:41, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Croatian parliamentary election, 1990[edit]

I would like to move this article along to GA and would appreciate a copyedit to work wrinkles out of the prose. Thanks Tomobe03 (talk) 00:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Ernie Banks[edit]

We had this to GA, but I'm afraid of it being delisted due to recent edits that have introduced poor sentence structure. I've made some attempts to restore encyclopedic language, but those edits haven't been allowed to stand for very long. I'm hoping that a neutral editor will help the situation. EricEnfermero (Talk) 05:40, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)[edit]

It needs a few more sources to cover the "citation needed" tags but it's probably close to GA quality. A copyedit would be very appreciated, though. Thanks in advance! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:38, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant[edit]

I intend to sumbit this article for a GAN, but I think that it would be better prepared if it first received an independent copy edit. Neelix (talk) 02:58, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

The 100 (novel)[edit]

Requesting copy edit on the completed article. Thank you. NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:24, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working Vanamonde93 (talk) 05:43, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

2001: A Space Odyssey (film)[edit]

Copy edit and trimming is already being done by users. An additional copy edit from here would improve the article immensely. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 14:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:38, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Pinged copyeditor, who has not edited the article since April 25. Miniapolis 00:05, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
 ... and pinged the requester, since the article now seems too unstable for a copyedit (see this talk page). Miniapolis 02:55, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
No further edits by Casliber, so returned to queue. Miniapolis 18:04, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Murder of Selena[edit]

Currently a GA and has since been updated and expanded. Would like to bring the article to FAC sometime this year. Thanks, jona(talk) 01:41, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Death of Sigrid Schjetne[edit]

Article is in need of c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 13:16, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption[edit]

Article has undergone major expansion as part of a push towards GA and now needs a fresh set of eyes to tidy up the prose please. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 13:47, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Cardiac output[edit]

Has accumulated junk over the last several years and is now close to unreadable. In dire need of a good copyedit. 23,000 views / month. --Tom (LT) (talk) 01:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)


This article was previously selected for a Did you know? hook and was reviewed to Good Article status. I'd kindly like to ask for a copyedit so that this article could continue to Featured Article review. Thanks! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:22, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Lovejoy Columns[edit]

I am so close to being "done" with this article (one more source to incorporate) then I can nominate for GA status. Hoping a CE will not only make the GA process easier but also inspire me to finish work on this project. Thank you for your consideration. ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:54, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Columbian mammoth[edit]

For FAC. FunkMonk (talk) 23:35, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Now nominated for FAC, but that process can take months, so there is ample time for copy editing. Doesn't have to be particularly thorough, but alt-text would be nice. FunkMonk (talk) 22:48, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
 Working Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:20, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, looking good! If you have some questions (seems you do), I can answer them on the talk page. FunkMonk (talk) 19:18, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

The Mask of Zorro[edit]

Requesting copy edit of Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones' 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro. Thanks NeoBatfreak (talk) 08:04, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Isla Gibraleón[edit]

A new article which I have created. As most of the edits so far are mine, I would feel better if someone with some good prose skills could tweak and improve it. Thanks Marek.69 talk 01:03, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Midsummer crisis[edit]

Article needs c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 09:46, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

May 2015[edit]

Hebron Church (Intermont, West Virginia)[edit]

This article was recently approved as a Did you know? hook and has been nominated for Good Article status review. I'd kindly like to ask for a copyedit so that this article could continue to Featured Article review, following GA status. Thanks! -- West Virginian (talk) 10:26, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong[edit]

Previous GA, the article has recently been updated to include a substantial area that was either omitted or not present as an issue real or latent at the time of GA. I am hoping to submit this as FAC in due course. -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:45, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Boys Don't Cry (film)[edit]

Before taking this to FAC. Thanks to any willing copyeditors in advance. BenLinus1214talk 18:04, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

2000 Belgian Grand Prix[edit]

I would like a copyedit on this article as I believe an editor at this Guild could greatly improve the prose, structure and to make it clear and correct before I re-submit this work as a Featured Article Candidate. Thank you. Z105space (talk) 13:39, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Bosnian independence referendum, 1992[edit]

There's this one section here that needs c/e, it won't take much time. I appreciate help. :) --AnulBanul (talk) 02:08, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Briarcliff Farms[edit]

I plan to have this GA article reach Featured status sometime soon. The information presented is comprehensive and well-cited, but the wording and organization could use some work. Thank you. ɱ (talk · vbm) 01:35, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Briarcliff High School[edit]

I'll also hope to have this GA reach FA status soon. I've also had this at DYK already. The wording can definitely be improved; I would really appreciate your help. ɱ (talk · vbm) 01:35, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

People of the State of Texas v. Yolanda Saldívar[edit]

I nominated the article for GA and the reviewer suggested that I add it here for c/e. Thanks, jona(talk) 01:42, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Wonder Mountain's Guardian[edit]

Going to nominated for FA since I don't have much to lose! --Dom497 (talk) 00:36, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


This article will be nominated for FAC after the copyedit (actually, it was nominated before, and it was rejected entirely because of poor prose quality). The subject is quite technical, but we did our best to make it understandable by everyone, so, please, give it a try :) --R8R (talk) 12:52, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Utica, New York[edit]

I believe the article is in borderline brilliant shape as far as content is concerned, but before it is reviewed for GA I think it would beneficial if the experts could check for grammatical mistakes, odd prose, etc. Buffaboy talk 19:26, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Géza II of Hungary[edit]

The article is about a king of Hungary who mustered Muslim warriors to fight against the Byzantine Empire. Before its GAN, the article needs a thorough copyedit. Thank you for your time. Borsoka (talk) 03:30, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Stephen V of Hungary[edit]

The article about a king of Hungar who warred against his own father to force him to divide the kingdom. The article should be boldly copyedited before its GAN. Thank you in advance. Borsoka (talk) 03:30, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Buddy Holly[edit]

After a big expansion, I'm aiming to take it to GA. I consider the content already complete, but as usual I don't really trust my raw redactions.--GDuwenTell me! 18:05, 12 May 2015 (UTC)


I want to promote it to the GA status. RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 05:34, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Gene Roddenberry[edit]

This article has recently undergone an expansion and major re-write. I'd like to take it to GA initially, but then to try it at FA afterwards. I'm sure it's chock full of Miya-isms that I can't spot. Miyagawa (talk) 15:13, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Uyarndha Manidhan[edit]

Requesting copyedit for GAN. Thank you. Thamizhan1994 (Appo Pesu) 08:51, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Miri, Malaysia[edit]

This article is currently undergoing a good article nomination process. Due to some problems on word management, I would like to need someone to make some copy-edit on it before I can give a pass to this article. Thank you. ~ Muffin Wizard ;) 22:13, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Elmer Ernest Southard[edit]

This is a GA that I would like to take to FA. I've recently added some biographical info. I'm inexperienced at FA nominations, and I'd like a fresh set of eyes on the article anyway. Thanks! EricEnfermero (Talk) 09:46, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


I want to take this article to GA status and want to get it copy-edited thoroughly before i could nominate it thanks to my very poor English skills. Thank you. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 11:23, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Steve Jobs[edit]

Please review and clean this article up. Thank you. Classicfilms (talk) 14:35, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Kačić noble family[edit]

The article nominated for GA status, but due to intermediate knowledge of English it probably has grammatical errors and as such needs copy-editing. Thank you. Crovata (talk) 18:33, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


The article nominated for GA status, but think is in better condition than the article above. A thorough copy-editing would be helpful. Thank you in advance. Crovata (talk) 18:33, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


This article was promoted to GA and I got feedback that it is an FA material. I think it will need the attention of an English expert considering that my skills are not that high. Thanks.--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 11:01, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Human sexuality[edit]

This article could really do with some large-scale copyediting. Any help here would be appreciated. – Zumoarirodoka (talk) 16:49, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


As the article currently stands, I think that the tone of this article is quite confusing, and I believe the article would benefit greatly from a going over by the GOCE. I truly appreciate any help which you could do for this article. – Zumoarirodoka (talk) 13:52, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

P.T. (demo)[edit]

I decided to expand on the artice after the article was proposed to be merged. Though it appears saved to be merged for now. I don't necessarily trust my edits to be all correct grammatically and fluently. I do believe it maybe has potential for GA when every nook and cranny gets straightened out. Jhenderson 777 15:22, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

I am putting this On hold until the merge discussion is complete. Articles submitted to this Requests page need to be relatively stable. When the merge discussion concludes, this hold can be cancelled. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:30, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Makes sense. I will wait. Jhenderson 777 15:55, 22 May 2015 (UTC)