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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=~~~~~}} on the talk page of articles you have copy edited.

December 2014[edit]


This is already a good article, and it has already been reviewed, so it should be quick. I want a second review, just in case, before going for a FAC. Cambalachero (talk) 02:05, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

 Working I have done bit copyediting. Article seems fine to me now. Will add some citations in Plot section. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 16:57, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
This article and the two following are ready for a general copyedit; archiving editors, please give joint credit. Miniapolis 22:10, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


According to the page, it was last copyedited 3 years ago, and there have been significant additions since then. Would like to take it to FAC, but thought it would be best to have a copyedit first.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 14:37, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

 Working Added refs, I think some more books should be added in The series finally wound up in January 2005. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Space debris[edit]

With space debris growing in number, and more widely covered in the mainstream news nowadays, this article needs a thorough copyedit before going to a GAN. N2e (talk) 17:31, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

 Working Clarification done, some citations added. I think it needs more deep attention to make it simple to readers. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:13, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Copyeditor advised of instruction #3 above and asked to complete one request at a time. Miniapolis 18:06, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
This article and the two above are ready for a general copyedit; archiving editors, please give joint credit. Miniapolis 22:13, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

50 Cent[edit]

Standard copyediting, reducing the day/month/year sentences.--Retrohead (talk) 18:27, 7 December 2014 (UTC)


Needs some copyediting before a GAN. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 00:08, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

The Letter (video game)[edit]

DYK review noted that there were some prose problems with this article. I'd like to see what the people here at this Guild can do about it. 和DITOREtails 22:48, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Hud (film)[edit]

Needs ce previous to second GAC.--GDuwenTell me! 22:24, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Shimer College[edit]

This is a current FA that has decayed quite a bit over time with repeated editing. The school has been in the press quite a bit lately and the page is getting a lot of traffic. I needs a good copyedit with a fresh set of eyes to epitomize the FA standard once again. It could use a good MOS review, too, if someone in the Guild is skilled at that. Nasty Housecat (talk) 23:37, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

List of Iranian commanders in the Iran–Iraq War[edit]

Article needs checking for grammar. This article is important article about Iranian commanders that were participated in Iran-Iraq war. AliAkar (talk) 09:51, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Done by P-123, except for list; archiving editor, please give joint credit. Miniapolis 15:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Please see Talk page where I have raised two queries and questioned the neutrality of one section. ~ P-123 (talk) 22:00, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Caldas da Rainha[edit]

Hello, Copy Editors! In October, I managed to get this article promoted to Good Article status (yay). I submitted it for Peer Review and received zero feedback. I nominated the article for Featured Article, received some good ideas for improvement, but the nomination stalled and has been archived. Now, I figure I'll see what the Guild of Copy Editors can do for this article. My next step after copy edit is done, will be to submit for Peer Review again, then nominate for Featured Article again. Thank you! —Nelson Ricardo (talk) 22:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Note: I plan to copy edit this article after I'm done with the one I'm doing now. --Biblioworm 23:30, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Biblioworm! Much appreciated. —Nelson Ricardo (talk) 17:38, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Prior some months, it was an FLC; everything was going well but I don't know what went wrong with the FLC. Anyway, I think it needs a minor copyediting, thanks.--FrankBoy (Buzz) 15:00, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Done by P-123, except for list; archiving editor, please give joint credit. Miniapolis 15:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Central Commission for Discipline Inspection[edit]

Communist anti-corruption agency. --TIAYN (talk) 13:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia[edit]

Hi! I plan to take this GA to WP:MILHIST A-class review and would appreciate any improvements to the article prose. Thanks. Tomobe03 (talk) 10:34, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

 Working 893jf8943hgkd893 15:58, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

893jf8943hgkd893 has been told to link their signature. (Thanks!) Miniapolis 14:22, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Smooth Island (Tasmania)[edit]

I've been working tirelessly to bring this geographical article up to B to GA status. I have done an extremely comprehensive online search over the past few months. I'd appreciate some help here as structure and style isn't my strong suit. All the key information is there - it just needs to be presented better. Thanks very much. --Jkokavec (talk) 13:12, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Oregon Theatre[edit]

Perhaps an odd subject, but I would appreciate a copy edit before nominating this article for good status. Help is very much appreciated. ---Another Believer (Talk) 06:18, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

Gabriela Isler[edit]

Current Miss Universe winner, needs c/e.--BabbaQ (talk) 13:39, 1 January 2015 (UTC)


I'm aiming to take this article to GA status, and believe that it needs a copyedit. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 23:24, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Rwandan Revolution[edit]

I've been working on this for a while now, and consider it basically complete. I would like to do a GA or FA nomination soon. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 16:18, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Howard Hille Johnson[edit]

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! Caponer (talk) 04:45, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Pombo Musical[edit]

I'm aiming to take this article to GA status and DYK?, and believe that it needs a copyedit. Thanks you very much :) Luis Nuñez (talk) 05:06, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

The Postman (film)[edit]

Requesting copy edit of Kevin Costner's 1997 film. The plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed, and the article may need to be made more concise. NeoBatfreak (talk) 08:41, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

(I have edited the above request to make it more clear and concise. No disrespect intended; I'm trying to make the request clear so that the requester gets a better result. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:28, 6 January 2015 (UTC))

Rizal Shrine (Calamba)[edit]

An article about an important cultural site in the Philippines. For future GA nom. Carlojoseph14 (talk) 02:45, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Boljoon Church[edit]

Article needs c/e.--Carlojoseph14 (talk) 02:49, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Stefan Vladislav of Serbia[edit]

GA candidate. Zoupan 13:56, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Narendra Modi[edit]

This article requires expansion in a lot of sections. A copy-editor familiar with his work would be more suitable.-- Marano fan 11:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

MaranoFan, only one section is tagged for expansion. If you expand it (and other sections) before this copy edit, you will end up with a better article. Copy editors typically do not expand articles; the opposite is more often the case, since many articles benefit from being made more concise. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:36, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Gray-tailed vole[edit]

Small mammal article I am planning to submit to GA, then FA review. Gaff (talk) 18:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

The Bash Street Kids[edit]

Should be straightforward. -Arb. (talk) 16:21, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Scottish Labour Party leadership election, 2014[edit]

Needs a copyedit before GAN. This is Paul (talk) 14:02, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Romance (Luis Miguel album)[edit]

The article failed FAC due to prose not meeting the criteria. My grammar isn't that great so any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Erick (talk) 23:18, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Guilty Gear X[edit]

I guess it's close to GA, but I'd like a copyedit before the GAN. Thanks in advance. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 20:11, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Sexxx Dreams[edit]

Requesting a CE for this relatively short article for a Lady Gaga song, before (possibly soon?) GA nomination. Any assistance is much appreciated. --Another Believer (Talk) 16:14, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Fuck It, We'll Do It Live[edit]

Recently promoted to WP:GA quality, would appreciate copy edit to help improve quality further. Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 21:05, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Eaten Alive (TV special)[edit]

Requesting a CE for this article before it is (hopefully) nominated for GA status in the near future. Any assistance welcome and appreciated! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:25, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Fittja gård[edit]

Article needs c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:11, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Beyoncé videography[edit]

Lead section needs a thorough copyedit Snuggums (talk / edits) 05:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hôtel d'Alluye[edit]

I believe that this article needs a copyedit. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 21:49, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Sonic Adventure 2[edit]

Got to GA a month ago; considering FAC so it'd be helpful to have a copyedit. Tezero (talk) 17:36, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


I am the person largely guilty of making several hundred edits to this historic market town's page over the last 5 months, the last month has been mainly peer review and other recommendations. I struggled with English at school, so I respectfully request a copyeditor to cast their magic over the article. -- BOD -- 18:37, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Secret Mountain Fort Awesome[edit]

Passed as a good article nomination, had a peer review (albeit with one participant), and now I'm considering making it a featured article candidate. The sole peer reviewer suggested I come here before doing so. 23W 22:16, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

2014 Philadelphia Phillies season[edit]

A rather long article that I wrote, often in the wee hours of the morning, one game of a 162-game season at a time ... need some other eyes, particularly in regards to avoiding colloquialisms, jargon, number format, etc. Thanks in advance. Go Phightins! 16:42, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge[edit]

This article is currently a nominee for Good Article status and Did you know status, but has not been reviewed for either criteria. I've removed my nomination for John Collins Covell so that this article takes priority and can be reviewed and copyedited as soon as is possible. As always, I appreciate the Guild's outstanding work! -- Caponer (talk) 18:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Bizarre, giant dinosaur for GA and FA. FunkMonk (talk) 20:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Kill the Irishman[edit]

Hi everyone. I have already nominated this article for 'Good Article' status and it has failed. I have been working tirelessly to bring this page up from scratch to good article status. I need help with this article so that it can be brought up to the quality of a 'good article'. Basically, I need someone to help me to 'clean up' this article, so that when it is re-nominated for 'good article' status, it won't fail again. Thanks. Metal121 (talk) 23:09, 24 January, 2015 (GMT)

Crisis on Infinite Earths[edit]

Clean up needed. NeoBatfreak (talk) 23:37, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Nut rage incident[edit]

Copyedit appreciated. — Revi 17:03, 25 January 2015 (UTC)