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Copyedits

Hi

Just to let you know that you need to pay more attention to the Manual of Style guidelines when copyediting.

I had a quick look at the Key (lock) article and found a few things that you did not correct:

When I first began copyediting I used to keep the MoS open on a separate tab whilst I was editing, so that I could check to see what needing correcting. I also read the MoS from start to finish, something I suggest you try and do at least once.

The Summer Wars article (which is on my watchlist after I copyedited it some months ago) - I only looked at the lead and found:

  • "... who is taken by twelfth-grade student Natsuki Shinohara to Ueda to celebrate ..." - I would have changed to "... who is taken to Ueda by twelfth-grade student Natsuki Shinohara to celebrate ..."
  • "Kenji must repair the damage done to the virtual world, and with the help of Natsuki's extensive family, he must find a way" -> "... virtual world and, with the ..."

-"Hosoda used Ueda as the basis for the Jinnouchi family after." - after what?

I think you would probably be best off looking at these two again, read each sentence very carefully and try to see if there was anything else you missed in the article. I know this may be off-putting, but I do not want you to fall foul of the same mistakes we saw in the last copyediting drive, such a mess and I am sure it put you off a little.

Hope all is well and you are enjoying the sun :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 19:18, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Lol, Scotch Mist :¬) Don't worry, if you want any help, feel free to ask. I often copyedit fledgling editor's attempts so they can see what I would have done and, if you wish, I can do the same for you. The higher class the article is (B class, GA etc.), the less needs doing generally, but they can also be quite challenging also.
My breaks today are filled by watching the "Dollars" series of films. I watched A Fistful earlier, am now on "Few dollars more". I love those early Eastwood films, so much killing and manic laughter.
Take it easy and spk soon :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 21:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
The furthest north I have been in Ireland is Mallow. We spent a fortnight cycling round southern Ireland - Cork, Mallow, and Killarney, ending in Dingle Bay. It was the most amazing holiday I have ever had. When I was young my parents painted my room in this weird greeny blue colour called "Sea Spray", it wasn't until I went to Dingle and saw the sea coloured Emerald, something I will never forget, that I realised it was correct to be called that :¬)
Have a good evening and day tomorrow. Chaosdruid (talk) 22:10, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
It is difficult to predict what it was going to say on the end of "... after." I would check the history to see if I could find when the sentence was split up and if I couldn't easily find, it I would simply put a note on the talk page (like the one I put here), or simply remove the word "after".
I can see from the history that Sjones added it around the 6th June so I would just leave a note on the talk page saying:
  • "Hosoda used Ueda as the basisbase for the Jinnouchi family after." - after what? Perhaps "afterwards", have deleted "again" for now."
(and leave it up to the editors to decide what should be there)
That is why I give notes on the talk pages (example here - "Copyedit July 2011")
Did you look at the Key (lock) article? Chaosdruid (talk) 17:54, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
When you say "second piece of advice", it seems I am not understanding which that is - can you underline it or something or paste it after this? Chaosdruid (talk) 18:57, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Here it is. "Kenji must repair the damage done to the virtual world, and with the help of Natsuki's extensive family, he must find a way" - "... virtual world and, with the ...". I am unsure what actually needs doing, probably because I can't see where it ends.--The wikifyer's corner 19:00, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
If it is left as it is, it is three sentences separated by the commas. To correct it: "... to the virtual world, and with the help ..." -> "... to the virtual world and, with the help ..."
The part between the commas should not affect the sentence when removed, in other words it should be additional info that can be removed from the sentence and still leave the sentence in a meaningful state.
If we remove it as it is we get: "Kenji must repair the damage done to the virtual world he must find a way ..."
If we remove it once it is fixed: "Kenji must repair the damage done to the virtual world and he must find a way ..."
It looks like I missed the > off -> in the original post, sorry about that. Chaosdruid (talk) 19:16, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2011 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your mid-drive newsletter.

Participation

So far, 45 people have signed up for the drive, of which 30 are actively participating, a very high participation rate. If you have not signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now. If you have questions about getting started, feel free to talk to us.

Progress report

Progress has been less than that needed to meet our target for the drive (which would reduce the backlog by about 400 articles). Remember though, if everyone copy edits one or two articles every day, we will easily meet our goal. Many thanks to those editors who have been helping out at the Requests page. Reducing the number of articles on this list has been a major success of this drive. Thanks for participating!

Your drive coordinators – Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02 and SMasters

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Thank you, Re: U.S. Figure Skating

Dear M of M, thank you for responding to my "help me". First, sorry about not signing, which I usually do. Just got too excited I guess. Being a newbie, I am familiar with the "Importance" and "Quality" ratings. However, when viewing the WikiProject Figure Skating under "Assessment Tools" I noticed each article has a score in the rightmost column. This is the number I was wondering how to improve. Thanks again for your guidance and patience. Jcflnj (talk) 19:40, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. Besides, helping is something I was born with.--The wikifyer's corner 20:23, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
M of M, thanks again. So, is there a way to improve an article's "score"? Jcflnj (talk) 23:48, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Improve the article in question and notify the projects involved.--The wikifyer's corner 12:55, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh, you mean the score? Sorry, I don't know.--The wikifyer's corner 12:56, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

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