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This Copy Editing Project Blitz is a one-week-long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy editing; those carrying the {{copyedit}} tag or listed on the GOCE Requests page. It will begin on 19 April 2015, at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 25 April 2015, at 23:59 (UTC).

The theme(s) of this blitz is:

Blitz participants can earn barnstar awards based on the number of articles—and the word counts of the articles—they copy edit. Awards will be given out once the blitz has finished.

The blitz is open to all; you don't have to be a member of the Guild of Copy Editors to participate. You must, however, be competent in your use of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. We strongly advise you to read Wikipedia's guide to basic copy editing before you begin working. If you're unsure about spelling, grammar or punctuation, consult the Wikipedia Manual of Style. Skilled use of English and careful editing are especially important for articles listed on the Requests page.

Blitzes are under the purview of the Guild's coordinators. The blitz's lead coordinator is Miniapolis (talk), who is assisted by Philg88 (talk), Jonesey95 (talk) and Biblioworm (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the blitz's talk page.

For brief instructions on how to record your work, see below. For full instructions, visit the main blitz page.

Full instructions, tips, and awards[edit]

Full instructions for participants, tips, help for new copy editors, useful tags, and details of the many barnstars available for the blitz can be found on the main blitz page. Please read this page carefully before you begin. To sign up, please use the form in the Signing up section below.

Progress[edit]

Progress Chart
Date
  • Outstanding
  • Requests articles
  • Change since
  • previous day
  • Change since
  • beginning
April 18, 2015 50
April 19, 2015 48 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease  2
April 20, 2015 46 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease  4
April 21, 2015 44 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease  6
April 22, 2015 45 Negative increase  1 Positive decrease  5
April 23, 2015 44 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease  6
April 24, 2015 45 Negative increase  1 Positive decrease  5
April 25, 2015 42 Positive decrease  3 Positive decrease  8

Reviewing[edit]

GOCE coordinators and other experienced Guild members will carry out random checks to ensure that copy edits are of a satisfactory standard. If you are willing to help with reviewing, please sign up below.

10% of each participant's copy edits from the backlog should be checked, and all copy edits from the Requests page should be reviewed, time permitting. Please choose articles at random and do not inspect your own copy edits. After checking articles, place a {{checked}} template after the article on the listing and sign your username with four tildes (~~~). If a rough consensus finds that a copy edit is not of an acceptable standard, the tag will be re-added and the word count of the reviewed article will be deducted from the editor's total. The reviewer may give advice on how the edit could have been improved without penalizing the editor. Please raise any questions on the Coordinators' talk page.

Reviewers sign-up[edit]

Signing up[edit]

To sign up for the blitz, click the button below. This will create a subsection in the Totals section for you to record your copy edits. The previous blitz's rollover totals are located here.


Totals[edit]

How to record articles you have copy edited:

  • Remove any extant {{copyedit}} tags from the article.
  • When you sign up, your section is automatically populated with # {{Working}} [[]] () and # {{Completed}} [[]] ():
    • Article titles go in wikilinks [[]]. List the article's full title, not an abbreviated version.
    • Article word counts go in round brackets (): use this script to get the page's word count.
  • Place articles you're working on on the {{Working}} line. When you've finished your copy edit, change {{Working}} to {{Completed}}
  • Place any comments between the article title and the word count.
  • Do not list articles on which you have placed {{GOCEreviewed}} instead of copy editing them, or which needed no copy editing.
  • If you want your work checked, you can request it on the blitz talk page.

Properly completed records look like this in the edit window:

# {{Completed}} [[Dark chocolate]] (yummy!) (1,234)

and like this on the rendered page:

1.  Completed Dark chocolate (yummy!) (1,234)

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed The Dream (sculpture) (932)
  2.  Completed Microsatellite instability (1,457)
  3.  Completed Stanley Hotel, Nairobi (1,719)
  4.  Completed [[]] ()
  5.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 4,108
  • Rollover words: 899

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Marsh shrew (2,316)
  2.  Completed William Beverley (1,939)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 4,255
  • Rollover words: 1,185

Rhumidian (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Skin_conductance (939)
  2.  Working Stress_in_medical_students (1701)
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 939

2601:7:1501:1900:7585:733E:B6F8:93E (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

˘ | ˘ Hwajaetalkcontribs[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

MrWooHoo (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Kamcpherson (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Baffle gab1978 (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Apatosaurus (4,675)
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 4,675

2macia22 (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Sakura (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle) (1638)
  2.  Completed Sanskrit (3837)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 5475

FacultiesIntact (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working Ali (8825)
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Cas Liber (talk · contribs)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working 2001: A Space Odyssey (film) (10690)
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

InfernusIsHiding-Talk[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working List of World War II vessel types of the United States (1135)
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (523)
  2.  Completed Liberty Bell (Portland, Oregon) (616)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1,139
  • Rollover words: 1,962