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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.

May 2015[edit]


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)

 Working - Studied the Bulgars a bit this year; I look forward to this one. Pax Verbum 14:06, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Never mind; looking at the history, it seems that someone else is already going through and completing an extensive copy edit. @Folklore1: Would you like to mark this one as in-progress? Looks like you are doing good work! Pax Verbum 14:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm doing some work on it right now, but don't know if I'll get around to finishing it today. Then I'll be away from my computer and unable to do more on it until June 22. Folklore1 (talk) 18:30, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

() Folklore1 is still working on this article; last edit as of my timestamp was at 19:02, 26 June 2015‎ (UTC). Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 10:09, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Roberto Cofresí[edit]

An old GA that has undergone a shift from the folkloric depictions of its subject to a more historical revision. A copy edit is the most notable step missing before proceeding to peer review and later A-class and FA nominations. The issues are based on syntax and most likely typos, as I'm not a native English-speaker and these can go over my head. Thanks for your time. - Caribbean~H.Q. 10:30, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

 Working Miniapolis 15:11, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

Dreaming of You (album)[edit]

I redone the article after its many failed attempts at both FAC and GAN. An editor suggested that I should give this important article a retry at bringing it to GA status. Thanks, jona(talk) 02:55, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

working -- Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:05, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Romney Literary Society[edit]

This article was recently approved as a Did you know? article 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) 02:03, 5 June 2015 (UTC)


Currently being peer reviewed and being aimed for FA, this article requires a thorough copy-edit in order to survive at FAC. Yours sincerely, Pavanjandhyala (talk) 06:05, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151[edit]

This article has been substantially rewritten, with an aim of putting it for FAC. I could use some assistance in a copy-edit to get an idea of today's standards for FA, drop-in comments are certainly welcomed too. - Mailer Diablo 08:10, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Reign of Fire (film)[edit]

Request copy edit on Christian Bale's 2002 post-apocalyptic action adventure film, for possible grammatical errors, and also the plot is too long and excessively detailed. Thanks. NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:10, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Man Down (song)[edit]

The only two articles I have ever nominated at FAC really struggle. So I'm listing "Man Down" to be copyedited to try and see where I'm going wrong. It's only a short article.  — Calvin999 07:58, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Sheila Florance[edit]

Article has been through an expansion. Needs c/e and part of the article reads like a fan article.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:05, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Bahadur Shah I[edit]

I want to promote it to GA. RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 14:24, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Ayers Rock (band)[edit]

shaidar cuebiyar and CaesarsPalaceDude request that this article be copyedited, and on completion, we will nominate the article for GA status. In the longer term, we may attempt to bring it up to FA standard, so comments intended to help us in this regard would be greatly appreciated. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 08:33, 16 June 2015 (UTC)


To prepare for FAC. Could be nice with alt text for images, and checking that everything uses US spelling. FunkMonk (talk) 14:06, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Vanamonde93 (talk) 22:50, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Liquid Fly-back Booster[edit]

I guess it'll have quite a lot of problems with grammar, cause English isn't my native language, and it's quite a lengthy article, but I tried to put everything there is to cover about this topic, even made illustrations, so hopefully with your help it'll make it to the Good Article status. SkywalkerPL (talk) 13:22, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

 Working – Doing the initial copyedit for WP:V, WP:MOS etc. ← scribbleink ᗧHᗣT 08:49, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment – During my initial copyedit pass, I discovered new information not included in the article. LFBB is a more general concept than just the German LFBB project at DLR. I have updated the talk page accordingly, and also begun a major copyedit of the article, starting with the history in the 'Development' section. I expect this to take at least another week. ← scribbleink ᗧHᗣT 04:43, 28 June 2015 (UTC)


The article has been under expansion for years. The city has a significant history and considerable economic importance. Given the wide range of information present, it can have a good run at GA/FA status.-- (talk) 05:59, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Note: I've removed the {{copy edit}} tag from the article. Please note bullet 4 of the instructions for requesters near the top of this page. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 09:31, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
 Working Hampton11235 (talk) 13:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners[edit]

Currently labelled "start class", whereas the schism from this organisation (Lesbians Against Pit Closures) is rated a C-grade article. I'd greatly appreciate anything that the GOCE could do to improve the article. – Zumoarirodoka (talk) 13:30, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


A few past disputes have occurred on this article, but I think all is resolved now. Nevertheless, I think the needless edit warring previously has affected the quality of this article, especially considering its broad scope. I would appreciate any help that your copyeditors could give to this article. – Zumoarirodoka (talk) 18:53, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

S/O Satyamurthy[edit]

I want to take this article to GA status, but a thorough copy-edit is required before i can nominate it. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 02:10, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Load (album)[edit]

Standard copyediting.--Retrohead (talk) 10:30, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

2012 Gatorade Duels[edit]

This is currently at GAN and will require a copy edit to correct some of my writing. This is also to prepare for a future FAC nomination. Thanks. Z105space (talk) 21:20, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

2012 Daytona 500[edit]

I require copy editing on this article in preparation for a future FAC nomination Thank you. Z105space (talk) 21:20, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

2006 UAW-Ford 500[edit]

I'm going for a second Featured Article here as well as a Four Award. This has been to FAC twice, failing partly due to a lack of response, but perhaps also due to prose-related issues. Any help given would be much appreciated. Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 12:03, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Terminator Genisys[edit]

Request copy edit on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke's newest sci-fi action film Terminator Genisys for possible grammatical errors, and also the plot is too long and excessively detailed. Thanks.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 16:53, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Gemma McCluskie[edit]

c/e needed. Thanks--BabbaQ (talk) 22:28, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Ash Crimson[edit]

A small article that looks ready for a copyedit before being nominated to GA. Regards.Tintor2 (talk) 15:46, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Kids Can Say No![edit]

I intend to submit this article for good status and I think that it would be better prepared if it first received an independent copyedit. Neelix (talk) 23:29, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

July 2015[edit]

Selena albums discography[edit]

The lead has been redone and is the only area of the article that needs a c/e before I submit it for featured list. Best, jona(talk) 00:03, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Wolfmother discography[edit]

The article has previously failed two FLCs back in 2008. Together with User:Shaidar cuebiyar, we have rewritten the article to ensure that it satisfies all the FL criteria. We were hoping that we could get someone, with a fresh set of eyes, to have a look and undertake a c/e of the lead before we relodge it as an FLC. Dan arndt (talk) 02:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Russo-Georgian War[edit]

An old GA that was delisted. The article will be renominated for the GA review, however a minor copy-edit may be useful.--UA Victory (talk) 06:02, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Kalidas (film)[edit]

A future FAC will definitely happen; for that, the article will require the best copyediting possible. Kailash29792 (talk) 09:22, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Burnside Burn[edit]

I hope to nominate this relatively short article for GA status once it receives a copy edit. Thank you for your consideration. --Another Believer (Talk) 22:09, 2 July 2015 (UTC)