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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:

===[[Articlename]]===
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.

February 2015[edit]

House of Plantagenet[edit]

THis was given a copy edit as recently as early 2014 but as a result of a failed attempt at reaching featured article status has undergone a near total rewrite. Copy editing help to get this up to scratch before a second attempt would be gratefully received. It would be good to create an exemplar House of ... article. Many thanks Norfolkbigfish (talk) 16:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

 Working --Biblioworm 15:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

Marija Bursać[edit]

I intend to nominate this article for GA status. It is about the first woman to be proclaimed a People's Hero of Yugoslavia. Thanks in advance to willing copyeditors. Vladimir (talk) 18:08, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

 Working Miniapolis 20:45, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Ebla[edit]

Hello, I want to take this article for FA. However, when I got it to GA, the main problem according to the reviewer was my grammar. The reviewer of the GA was kind enough to work on the article and fix the grammar, but since then, I have added a lot of information and I don't trust my grammar and typing skills. Thanks.--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 10:31, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

 Working - Baffle gab1978 (talk) 01:43, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

2012 Budweiser Shootout[edit]

Hi. This article failed its FAC because of issues with prose. It would be much appreciated if anyone would copy edit this article to improve its quality and prose before the article gets resubmitted to FAC. Thanks. Z105space (Talk to me!) 20:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Eminem[edit]

Could really use a copyedit as suggested in peer review last June. Hoping to eventually take to FAC. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:13, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Hawaii[edit]

Hi there, I'm seeking copyedit help wherever I can for this article. I put in a request for Peer Review to help with sourcing info but feel that the Copyedit Guild could very much be of great value and assistance. My intention is to work to getting it to GA status and eventually get it to FA status. Thanks! The Obento Musubi (talk · contribs) 23:50, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge[edit]

I am preparing this for a possible run at FAC, since its 20 year anniversary is this year. BollyJeff | talk 12:38, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Please pay special attention to the names. There are 4 people named Khan and 5 named Chopra, so I am not sure when to use their first, last, or full names. I have also been told at the peer review that the prose is somewhat "rambling" and that it "reads too subjectively and just lacks the finesse of a higher end article". BollyJeff | talk 16:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Janee Michelle[edit]

I intend to sumbit this article for a GAN, but I think that it would be better prepared if it first received an independent copy edit. Neelix (talk) 18:21, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370[edit]

This is ready for a Featured List nomination, but it just needs a good copyedit. AHeneen (talk) 11:24, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Stephen Sondheim[edit]

I would love to make Sondheim's page the first FA musical theatre composer, and I would love some help in getting it there. Phaeton23 (talk) 16:43, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Kill the DJ[edit]

I intend to make it a GA. I believe it needs some copy editing before it can be nominated. Help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! — Yash! [talk] 03:31, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

April 2015[edit]

Marie Stopes[edit]

Has been expanded in recent years. A copy edit would help it. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 04:50, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working Contributing Copy Editor Ventric (talk) 06:09, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Gender roles in non-heterosexual communities[edit]

Recently created article by me, B-rated (hoping for GA status). I would greatly appreciate any help that you could give this article.

Thank you in advance. – Zumoarirodoka (talk) 11:57, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Ali[edit]

I would be very pleased if anyone copedit this looong article. Thanks ! RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 11:27, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working FacultiesIntact (talk) 22:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Pinged copyeditor, who has not edited the article since April 23. Miniapolis 00:00, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Croatian parliamentary election, 1990[edit]

I would like to move this article along to GA and would appreciate a copyedit to work wrinkles out of the prose. Thanks Tomobe03 (talk) 00:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Ernie Banks[edit]

We had this to GA, but I'm afraid of it being delisted due to recent edits that have introduced poor sentence structure. I've made some attempts to restore encyclopedic language, but those edits haven't been allowed to stand for very long. I'm hoping that a neutral editor will help the situation. EricEnfermero (Talk) 05:40, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Sugar ant[edit]

Hope to bring this up to GA level. My writing is usually messy at times, so I would like someone to do a copyedit prior nomination, although I will most likely bring this through a peer review first. This article is reasonably moderate in size (nearly 1,900 words and 27,959 bytes in size), so the process shouldn't take very long for a copyeditor. Burklemore1 (talk) 07:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)[edit]

It needs a few more sources to cover the "citation needed" tags but it's probably close to GA quality. A copyedit would be very appreciated, though. Thanks in advance! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:38, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant[edit]

I intend to sumbit this article for a GAN, but I think that it would be better prepared if it first received an independent copy edit. Neelix (talk) 02:58, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

The 100 (novel)[edit]

Requesting copy edit on the completed article. Thank you. NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:24, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

2001: A Space Odyssey (film)[edit]

Copy edit and trimming is already being done by users. An additional copy edit from here would improve the article immensely. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 14:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

 Working Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:38, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Pinged copyeditor, who has not edited the article since April 25. Miniapolis 00:05, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Lahore Fort[edit]

Did a great expansion to the article to make it GA. Can please someone help me by copyediting it? RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 07:43, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Murder of Selena[edit]

Currently a GA and has since been updated and expanded. Would like to bring the article to FAC sometime this year. Thanks, jona(talk) 01:41, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Death of Sigrid Schjetne[edit]

Article is in need of c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 13:16, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption[edit]

Article has undergone major expansion as part of a push towards GA and now needs a fresh set of eyes to tidy up the prose please. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 13:47, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Vera Katz (sculpture)[edit]

I'd very much appreciate a CE for this short, recently promoted GA. ----Another Believer (Talk) 06:05, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Cardiac output[edit]

Has accumulated junk over the last several years and is now close to unreadable. In dire need of a good copyedit. 23,000 views / month. --Tom (LT) (talk) 01:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Colross[edit]

This article was previously selected for a Did you know? hook and was reviewed to Good Article status. I'd kindly like to ask for a copyedit so that this article could continue to Featured Article review. Thanks! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:22, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Lovejoy Columns[edit]

I am so close to being "done" with this article (one more source to incorporate) then I can nominate for GA status. Hoping a CE will not only make the GA process easier but also inspire me to finish work on this project. Thank you for your consideration. ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:54, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Americans for Prosperity[edit]

Undergoing construction now. Please check sources if you can. There is a comment on the Talk Page that the article seems overly detailed. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 12:52, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Columbian mammoth[edit]

For FAC. FunkMonk (talk) 23:35, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

The Mask of Zorro[edit]

Requesting copy edit of Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones' 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro. Thanks NeoBatfreak (talk) 08:04, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Isla Gibraleón[edit]

A new article which I have created. As most of the edits so far are mine, I would feel better if someone with some good prose skills could tweak and improve it. Thanks Marek.69 talk 01:03, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Midsummer crisis[edit]

Article needs c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 09:46, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

May 2015[edit]

Hebron Church (Intermont, West Virginia)[edit]

This article was recently approved as a Did you know? hook 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) 10:26, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong[edit]

Previous GA, the article has recently been updated to include a substantial area that was either omitted or not present as an issue real or latent at the time of GA. I am hoping to submit this as FAC in due course. -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:45, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Boys Don't Cry (film)[edit]

Before taking this to FAC. Thanks to any willing copyeditors in advance. BenLinus1214talk 18:04, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Server Sundaram[edit]

Needs copyediting for GAN. Thank you. Thamizhan1994 (Appo Pesu) 06:26, 3 May 2015 (UTC)