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Template:Copy edit

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This template tags an article for copy editing and should be added at the top of the article page.

{{Copy edit|for=}}

This template will auto-categorize tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit, and the subsequent bot edit will place it in a dated subcategory thereof.

Do not subst: this template.

This template is a self-reference.

Optional parameters

  • This template takes an optional parameter that replaces the word "article" in the displayed message with arbitrary text. For example, {{Copy edit|section}} displays "This section needs copy editing."
  • This template takes the optional parameter |for= (a.k.a. |reason=) which can be used to explain what issues need to be addressed, e.g. |for=consistent spelling. The default value is "grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling".
  • This template takes the optional parameter |date=, which a bot will add for you. Please do not add it yourself.

Tracking categories


  1. {{Ced}}
  2. {{Cleanup-copyedit}}
  3. {{Cleanup-english}}
  4. {{Copy-edit}}
  5. {{Copyediting}}
  6. {{Gcheck}}
  7. {{Grammar}}
  8. {{Spacing}}


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Copy edit

Use this cleanup template to tag an article for copy editing, such as for grammar, style, cohesion, tone or spelling.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Type (e.g., section)1

Text to replace the word "article", usually "section"

Auto value
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed

Auto value
Reasonfor reason

Reason the article/section needs copy editing


Other templates that add pages to Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit

See also