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The following event has concluded. Please do not modify this page. Comments should be made on the talk page.


This Copy Editing Project Blitz was a one-week effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the number of articles of a chosen WikiProject that require copy editing, signified by the {{copyedit}} tag. Please make sure that you know how to copy edit and that you are familiar with the Simplified Manual of Style before you begin copy editing. The blitzes are under the purview of the Guild's coordinators. The lead coordinator for this blitz is Stfg (talk), and he is assisted by Torchiest (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the blitz's talk page. This blitz began on Sunday, December 16, 2012, 00:00 UTC and ended on Saturday, December 22, 2012, 23:59 UTC.

The goals of this blitz were to copy edit as many articles as possible from the group of wikipedia articles needing copy edit from January 2012. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles.

The blitz is open to all, and you do not need to be a member either of the Guild of Copy Editors to participate. However, you may want to consider joining the Guild, as membership has its benefits. For example, you can place a special "page in use" tag when you are copy editing, and another tag on the talk page when you finish. See the Templates page. Please visit the Guild or the main blitz page for more information.

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 drive 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. To participate, follow the instructions at the top of the article lists.

Article lists[edit]

Due to technical issues making it impossible to compile WikiProject specific lists, for this blitz, we are doing articles from the following category:


Progress Chart
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
  • Change since
  • beginning
December 15, 2012 142
December 16, 2012 132 Positive decrease 10 Positive decrease 10
December 17, 2012 128 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 14
December 18, 2012 122 Positive decrease  6 Positive decrease 20
December 19, 2012 114 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 28
December 20, 2012 105 Positive decrease  9 Positive decrease 37
December 21, 2012 101 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 41
December 22, 2012 86 Positive decrease 15 Positive decrease 56


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

When checking, please choose articles at random, and do not inspect articles you have copy edited yourself. When you find an acceptable copy edit, place a {{checked}} mark after the article on the listing and sign your username (just ~~~). If in doubt, please raise the issue on the Coordinators' talk page. If a rough consensus finds a copy edit is not of an acceptable standard, the tag will be re-added and the word count deducted. The reviewer may also give advice on how the edit could have been better, without penalizing the editor. Please raise any questions on the Coordinators' talk page.

Reviewers sign-up[edit]

Signing up[edit]

This event has concluded. Please do not modify this page. Comments should be made on the talk page.


When recording articles completed, please remember to remove any {{copyedit}} tag from that article—if you want it checked, you can request it on the blitz talk page and someone will be along to do it. Do not list articles on which you have placed {{GOCEreviewed}} instead of copy editing them, or which needed no copy editing; they don't count. Please provide the full title, not an abbreviated version. Please avoid adding text comments unless they are essential, and place any comments after the article title but before the word count.

Stfg (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Attleboro, Massachusetts (1970)
  2.  Completed Cornelius Rost (814)
  3.  Working Ado Bayero (1239)
  4.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 4023
  • Rollover words: 2713

Torchiest talkedits[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Xiangqi (6446)
  2.  Completed Willies Mchunu (267)
  3.  Completed Avi Schönfeld (321)
  4.  Completed Valentinos Sielis (227)
  5.  Completed Fatehpur Thakiala (409)
  6.  Completed International Components for Unicode (396)
  7.  Completed Carlos R. Imperial (285)
  8.  Completed Sanhita Nandi (241)
  9.  Completed Sencha Touch#Features (158)
  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 8750
  • Rollover words: 943

Freebirdthemonk (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Archie Bethel (365) Green tickY Stfg (talk)
  2.  Completed International Association of Aviation Personnel Schools (328)
 Working Canadian federalism (4020) not done Stfg (talk)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 693

Emayv (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Sissi (film) (1046) Green tickY Stfg (talk)
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1046

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Columbia Independent School (874)
  2.  Completed Horrible Histories: Gory Games (463)
  3.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1337
  • Rollover words: 1341

MathMaven (talk  edits)[edit]

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

Soulparadox (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed John Edwards extramarital affair (3904) Green tickY Stfg (talk)
  2.  Completed Janie Johnson (1737)
  3.  Completed Torturer (band) (400)
  4.  Completed Dodge Super Bee (598)
  5.  Completed List of The Stand characters (7291)
  6.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 13930
  • Rollover words: 41

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Belgian American (1,132)
  2.  Completed LGBT culture (2,989)
  3.  Completed Paris-Nice (1,881)
  4.  Completed Help! (song) (section—list) (1,174)
  5.  Completed Round Top Branch (660)
  6.  Completed Carolina Sandoval (843)
  7.  Completed Nisporeni District (841)
  8.  Working
  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 9520
  • Rollover words: 4,232

Lexah06 (talk)[edit]

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

JC.Torpey (talk)[edit]

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

Assistant N (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Schuylkill River Trail (1160) Green tickY (additional changes made) Stfg (talk) 09:30, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
  2.  Completed Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005(1873)
 WorkingOpen Letter on the Position and Status of Serbs in Croatia() not counted (insufficiently edited)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 3033

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Shamli district (582)
  2.  Completed [[]] ()
  3.  Completed [[]] ()
  4.  Completed [[]] ()
  5.  Completed [[]] ()
  6.  Completed [[]] ()
  7.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 582

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

Article list
  1.  Completed Netlink (576)
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 576
  • Rollover words: 2338