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Guild of Copy Editors' requests page[edit]


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 making a request[edit]

To make a request, use the following format:

Comments ~~~~

  • Please put new requests at the bottom of this page.
  • You may list up to two requests at any one time. This was reduced from three on 16 March 2014; it is enforced so that every request has a fair chance of being fulfilled within a reasonable period. Requests posted before this date are not affected.
  • If you plan to nominate the article for Good Article, A-class or Featured Article status, please check the length of our backlog and try to wait until the copy edit is completed before nominating it.
  • Please do not place a {{copyedit}} tag on the article; doing so might result in multiple editors inadvertently working on the same article simultaneously. Remove any existing {{copyedit}} tags from the article.
  • Please do not list articles in the Draft namespace or articles awaiting review at Wikipedia:Articles for creation; such requests will be declined.
  • Please note that having your article copy edited by our team does not guarantee that the prose will be considered acceptable by GA, A-class or FA reviewers.

Instructions for copy editors[edit]

  • 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, please place the {{Working}} template immediately beneath the request so that other copy editors know not to take it on.
  • Please 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 a note of the sections you have completed so that someone else can complete the copy edit.
  • Acceptances that appear to be 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 that other editors may complete the copy edit.
  • When you have completed a request, please 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. Please do not delete the original request without archiving it.
  • Please consider adding the template {{GOCE|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|date=~~~~~}} on the talk page of articles you have copy edited.

July 2014[edit]

John Bauer (illustrator)[edit]

Anyone interested in gnomes and trolls? I have recently expanded this article significantly when one of the pictures in it gained Featured Picture status, and it is in pretty good shape. As soon as it is copy edited it will be submitted to GA reveiw. Thanks! - W.carter (talk) 18:12, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

To Alrich44. I do not know if you are acting on behalf of the CE Guild or on your own, but please stop your CE of this article. Before taking on such a CE you should familiarize yourself with WP:MOS, look at a couple of biographies, learn what a leade is, etc. I see that you are rather new to the Wikipedia so I assume you acted in good faith and meant no harm, but so far you have rewritten a large part of the text, misplaced and bloated the pics, inserted new unreferenced material in the text, disrupted the neutrality of the article by unnecessary comment. I am placing a formal request with the Guild to have your edits reverted, and a new CE editor for this article. Best, w.carter-Talk 13:14, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
@W.carter: Thanks for the good faith assumption. I will stop editing the article without formal notice. My intent was to help. I did move a couple pics, enlarged one up by Contents. I am mostly familiar with MOV and would like to know how my edits do not comply with it. I introduced no new material that I know of, but would like to know what you think is new. You can let me know on the articles' talk page. I will reverse the changes myself. Alrich44 (talk) 16:15, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
It's reverted. Alrich44 (talk) 16:21, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
When a "veteran" guild member gets to this article, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks. Alrich44 (talk) 16:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────So, it turns out Alrich44 is a really civilized editor who took the whole thing to a mature conversation at the article's talk page. Very nicely done! :) Article back to normal and awaiting new CE. Best, w.carter-Talk 21:12, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  •  Working - such civility deserves attention Onel5969 (talk) 13:01, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done Onel5969 (talk) 15:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Dota 2[edit]

This article was a recently-withdrawn FAC, with the complaint by the last reviewer being that it needed to be copyedited by up to three guild members. I need to ensure that the article is pragmatic, organized, non-weasely and free of snakes. Ping me if you would like to help me with this, as I want to actually complete the FAC next time. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:55, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, DarthBotto, I suppose if three copyeditors are needed anyway, it wouldn't be over-reaching for me to take a spin. I have other Wikipedia obligations, but nothing terribly urgent or time-consuming.  Working Tezero (talk) 05:58, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your services, Tezero. I look forward to your contributions, as well as anyone else who can give time. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 20:32, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Tezero seems to be still working on this request: last edit was 03:35, 22 August 2014‎‎ (UTC). Baffle gab1978 (talk) 03:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Chandralekha (1948 film)[edit]

A future FAC is confirmed. The experienced may give their best to copyedit this. Kailash29792 (talk) 12:31, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Edited for English and punctuation. Needs introductory paragraph to be rewritten by someone familiar with the film who has good standard English. Then needs check. Isthisuseful (talk) 20:25, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Is this c/e done, @Isthisuseful:? Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:37, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Nope Bafflegab, he barely scratched the surface. He has asked for someone else "who has good standard English" to take over copyediting this. Kailash29792 (talk) 04:51, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Working - Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Paris Hilton[edit]

Requesting c/e which the article really is in need of. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 20:41, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

 Working Miniapolis 18:00, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Ashley Tisdale[edit]

This article is a GA and I've been working on it to get it promoted to FA for years. The main problem in previous nominations has been the prose, so I'd like a copyedit so it is ready for a new nomination (and hopefully promotion!). Thanks in advance! decodet. (talk) 14:08, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

 Working JudyCS (talk) 17:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines[edit]

Massive expansion done to make this article fitting for this long-standing great RPG, needs a copy-edit to make suitable for promotion to GA and beyond. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 09:39, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Dattatraya Parchure[edit]

This biography article needs severe copyedit for passing the DYK nomination. Please help. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:03, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not a member of the Guild but I improved the article a bit. starship.paint ~ regal 12:22, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the edits User:Starship.paint. But the DYK nom comment talked of severe copyedit and this one doesn't seem that severe to me. It's adjective, who knows what it means! Will ask the commenter User:EEng if the GOCE request can now be removed. Don't want to remove it now and add it again later on at the bottom of the queue. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 06:55, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, the English isn't that bad. starship.paint ~ regal 07:24, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:35, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Shah Rukh Khan[edit]

This biography article recently passed GA, but then someone came along and said that it had many grammatical mistakes, and was not tight, whatever that means. Can you please take a look and improve the prose. It may be an FA candidate in the future. BollyJeff | talk 15:42, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Akane Tsunemori[edit]

This article needs a copyedit for a future GA review.Tintor2 (talk) 20:49, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working ΤheQ Editor  Talk? 20:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Money in the Bank (2011)[edit]

This is a Good Article about a professional wrestling event. It is currently on peer review and I intend to submit it for Featured Article Candidature after that. A fellow editor has described the prose as clunky. Thank you. starship.paint ~ regal 12:03, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (Valfury (talk) 10:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC))

Daybreaker (Architects album)[edit]

This needs copy editing to pass as a Good Article, as it failed it's last one because of grammar. Jonjonjohny (talk) 18:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Corfu Channel case[edit]

Prepping for my first GAN. This is one of a handful of articles on international tribunal cases that's of any significant length, and is one of the most important cases in the history of post-WWII/cold war era international law. Apart from cleaning up prose/grammar, I'd like to ensure that this is fully in British English (I'm natively an American English speaker). In the long term I intend to try taking this to FA. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 18:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)  Working Vanamonde93 (talk) 15:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Nicki Minaj[edit]

Currently under construction to keep GA status. Since it passed GA it has slipped into a less cohesive state. If somebody is willing to copy-edit this article it would be very much appreciated. KaneZolanski (talk) 23:17, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Could not work on as it is semi-protected.
Tall Bumbershoot (talk) 03:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Jumper (pornographic film)#Plot[edit]

I expanded the summary recently. The section needs copyediting. --George Ho (talk) 11:25, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working Mirror Freak 20:52, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Hans Aasnæs[edit]

I have been advised that the article is in need of a close grammar copy-edit. If you could help out with that, then I'd be grateful. Manxruler (talk) 15:27, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Monosodium glutamate[edit]

I've decided to have this as my first NPOV article. Veteran editors are welcome to provide me advice. Alrich44 (talk) 16:09, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Crucible Industries[edit]

Crucible started in 1900 with some earlier history, so the article intertwines US history with its steel history. Crucible is a steel producing company with a unique process that some may find interesting. I hope the reviewer finds it interesting. Alrich44 (talk) 20:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I believe there is strong potential for this to reach GA status. Fiddle Faddle 21:41, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Note to GOCE copy-editors; this article has several problems (long, rambling lists and timelines etc). I've done some cleanup work that should help. Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:25, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Matthias Corvinus[edit]

The article of the most popular King of Hungary, "Matthias the Just", needs a throughout copyedit before its GAN. Thank you for your work in advance. Borsoka (talk) 03:43, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Falcon's Fury[edit]

I plan on nominating this article for FA. A copyedit of the entire article from an experienced editor will help a lot! --Dom497 (talk) 12:19, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working Pariah (talk) 18:44, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Jade Goody[edit]

Article in need of c/e and overall check.--BabbaQ (talk) 08:40, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Lyrric (talk) 10:13, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Did readability and citation improvements through the section on her Personal Life. Needs help for the final two sections, plus additional improvements throughout with overlinking.

Pavle Đurišić[edit]

FA since August 2012. This article has undergone a major expansion in the last few months, with the quality of prose being significantly degraded in the process. The article is in need of substantial copy-editing for readability, preferably by someone with an excellent grasp of English. 23 editor (talk) 18:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Tall Bumbershoot (talk) 12:13, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Not done. The Collaboration with the Germans against the Partisans in Montenegro and Withdrawal from Montenegro and death sections remain as disorienting and incomprehensible as ever. 23 editor (talk) 16:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Acknowledged - Sorry about that, Will work on those sections now.
Tall Bumbershoot (talk) 18:25, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working Tall Bumbershoot (talk)

Dogs in the United States[edit]

Nominated and passed by one reviewer for DYK, although one reviewer suggested copy editing so I thought of posting here. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 04:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working PeteShanosky (talk)

Croatian National Guard[edit]

I plan to nominate this GA-class article for A-class review and I'd appreciate a copyedit beforehand. ThanksTomobe03 (talk) 11:58, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 23:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Z-4 Plan[edit]

I plan to nominate this GA-class article for A-class review and I'd appreciate a copyedit beforehand. ThanksTomobe03 (talk) 11:58, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 23:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None[edit]

I have sent this article to FAR with largely prose-related concerns and it needs copy-editing. CR4ZE (tc) 14:55, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

The Blackest Beautiful[edit]

I wish to promote it to GA class. Pretty much done but want to make sure the grammar is adequate. Jonjonjohny (talk) 16:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Vic Mignogna[edit]

Had an editor tag it for "Like resume" because of the large laundry list of roles. I have since sourced a ton of the roles, but I need some help with the Biography section to make sure that part doesn't sound "like resume" for fear it would be tagged again. AngusWOOF (talk) 23:12, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 23:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike[edit]

Finished major work for GA. Still needs major copyedit before a GA review.Tintor2 (talk) 00:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done(Valfury (talk) 06:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC))

Bruno Fratus[edit]

Needs copyediting. Junperson (talk) 11:36, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 23:58, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Marcelo Chierighini[edit]

Needs copyediting. Junperson (talk) 11:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 23:58, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

A Flash Flood of Colour[edit]

wish to promote it to GA class. Pretty much done but want to make sure the grammar is adequate. Jonjonjohny (talk) 16:53, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Loving You (1957 film)[edit]

The article needs copyediting previous to GAN.--GDuwenTell me! 00:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (Valfury (talk) 05:21, 28 August 2014 (UTC))

Nicolas Oliveira[edit]

Needs copyediting. Junperson (talk) 01:29, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (Valfury (talk) 06:20, 28 August 2014 (UTC))

Nicholas Santos[edit]

Needs copyediting. Junperson (talk) 01:29, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

 Working (Valfury (talk) 06:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC))