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Guild of Copy Editors' requests page[edit]


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 making a request[edit]

To make a request, use the following format:

Comments ~~~~

  • Please put new requests at the bottom of this page.
  • You may list up to two requests at any one time. This was reduced from three on 16 March 2014; it is enforced so that every request has a fair chance of being fulfilled within a reasonable period. Requests posted before this date are not affected.
  • If you plan to nominate the article for Good Article, A-class or Featured Article status, please check the length of our backlog and try to wait until the copy edit is completed before nominating it.
  • Please do not place a {{copyedit}} tag on the article; doing so might result in multiple editors inadvertently working on the same article simultaneously. Remove any existing {{copyedit}} tags from the article.
  • Please do not list articles awaiting review at Wikipedia:Articles for creation; such requests will be declined.
  • Please note that having your article copy edited by our team does not guarantee that the prose will be considered acceptable by GA, A-class or FA reviewers.

Instructions for copy editors[edit]

  • 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, please place the {{Working}} template immediately beneath the request so that other copy editors know not to take it on.
  • Please 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 a note of the sections you have completed so that someone else can complete the copy edit.
  • Acceptances that appear to be 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 that other editors may complete the copy edit.
  • When you have completed a request, please 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. Please do not delete the original request without archiving it.
  • Please consider adding the template {{GOCE|user=UserName|date=date completed}} on the talk page of articles you have copy edited.

February 2014[edit]

Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth[edit]

Recently created article about freedom of speech and censorship. Would appreciate copy edit to help further along the quality improvement process. — Cirt (talk) 23:38, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

I'll get to work on it very soon. :) Bobnorwal (talk) 20:17, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
I've requested an update about this copy-edit on Bobnorwal's talk page; his/her last edit to it was at 18:56 on 12 April 2014 (UTC). Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:33, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie[edit]

The article "Plot" section needs to be concise and brief. It's long and the unnecessary details must be removed. I would also like to get the whole article's prose fixed. Thanks in advance for fulfilling this request. Mediran (tc) 02:50, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Chatichai Choonhavan[edit]

I have expanded this article significantly, but as I am not a native speaker, I am afraid that it needs some copy editing. Thank you! --RJFF (talk) 16:54, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Silent Spring[edit]

Level-4 vital article in Art. Article has largely been ignored. Until recently very poor quality. I have used material from the better written Rachel Carson article as a basis. Would like to one day bring this to WP:FA status. Harizotoh9 (talk) 23:29, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Was working on this, but this article is far from being ready for a copy edit pass, and isn't even close to being a GA, let alone FA article. It suffers from severe NPOV, and is missing quite a few essential citations for claims within the piece. I only c/e the lead section, but in my opinion, it needs so much work, any c/e would simply be wasted. Onel5969 (talk) 20:27, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Kadhalikka Neramillai[edit]

User Sriram Vikram wants to take it to GA status. The article will look good in British English. Kailash29792 (talk) 05:49, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Workers' Party of Korea[edit]

North Korea's formally ruling party (only formally since power rests with the Kim family). --TIAYN (talk) 17:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Ramy Ashour[edit]

The article will look good with some copy-editing help. Arteyu ? Blame it on me ! 04:00, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)[edit]

This article's recent unsuccessful FA nomination noted some copyediting inconsistencies. Appreciated if they could be resolved, including any I may have missed. JJARichardson (talk) 21:18, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Working Chaosdruid (talk) 18:59, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Wolfenstein 3D[edit]

This article is a good article that does not meet the current GA criteria. Its prose and grammar need to be improved, and its nominator, User:Niemti is currently blocked from editing. Mr*|(60nna) 04:03, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]


Passed for a major restructuration by a non-native. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:33, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

South Park: The Stick of Truth[edit]

The best South Park game ever and a triumph of licensing while giving a damn, South Park: The Stick of Truth has undergone a massive expansion from stub to solid GA potential, now it just requires copy editing. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 21:44, 2 April 2014 (UTC)


The section Huolongjing#Historical perspective seems particularly convoluted. -Arb. (talk) 23:09, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Stephen II of Hungary[edit]

This article of a Hungarian monarch, who preferred the company of concubines and harlots to being married and died young, need significant improvement before GAN. Thank you for your time in advance. Borsoka (talk) 03:07, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Béla II of Hungary[edit]

This article about a King of Hungary, who was blinded and became an alcoholic, also needs a bold copy edit before GAN. Thank you for your time in advance. Borsoka (talk) 03:07, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Communist Party of the Soviet Union[edit]

Major expansion, not the best writing. --TIAYN (talk) 11:59, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Avar Khaganate[edit]

Interesting, not so long history article. Did a first pass copy editing, but additional, professional help is needed. It would be great if the copy editor could also take a look also at Eurasian Avars in an attempt to better structure the content and possibly remove redundancies. Thanks --Codrin.B (talk) 06:44, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Norman conquest of southern Italy[edit]

Significant expansion within the next week, just putting in this request because I'm not the best with copyeditting. :3 —  dainomite   01:30, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Bonnie Tyler[edit]

Hi. I did a peer review on this article back in February, and the editor is trying to get it in shape to nominate it for a GA status. I think it needs a thorough copy edit before they do, however. I'm a bit burned out on looking at it, and would really appreciate it if someone could give it a going over. Thanks. Onel5969 (talk) 00:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Bade Achhe Lagte Hain[edit]

Hi! This article was once edited by a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, on March 10, 2013. I have worked a lot on this article. I thing that the article needs someone who is a master at copy-editing and additional professional help. As it is a article on a daily soap opera it regular target for users, especially IP address users to add day to day synopsis of episodes, changing the cast order and adding several names for a single character making it look confusing and clumsy. the article is in need of professional help. --Tamravidhir (talk) 08:06, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Humanoids from the Deep[edit]

Requesting copy editing for the article of the 1980 monster movie Humanoids from the Deep. Thanks.NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:26, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Steam (software)[edit]

it's currently a GA, and i'm plan ning on nominating it for FAC. I think it needs some c/e to give it better cohesion and flow, however, i'm not all that good at such things. thanks. -- Aunva6talk - contribs 20:22, 12 April 2014 (UTC)


This article has been a stable GA for years and I'm hoping to nominate it at FAC, but needs a bit more polish in the prose. — Rod talk 08:19, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Saborsko massacre[edit]

I'd like to submit this GA for A-class review, and would appreciate a copyedit beforehand. Cheers--Tomobe03 (talk) 13:09, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Gemini (2002 Tamil film)[edit]

The article has been expanded many fold since the last copy-edit. Hoping to make it a FA after a previous review stalled. Could benefit a c/e from the experienced lot. Thanks. Sriram speak up 02:29, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia)[edit]

This article is currently classified as a Good Article, and it was successfully nominated for DYK. I would like to improve the overall quality and flow of the article, and I feel a thorough copy edit is in order. Any guidance or suggestions for further improvement would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for all your continued hard work, copy editors! -- Caponer (talk) 11:05, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Clark Kent (Smallville)[edit]

This article is currently classified as a Good Article. Working on getting it to featured status. It needs a thorough copy edit, especially in the plot related sections that can sometimes get bogged down with unnecessary wordage. Thanks for taking the time to review it and put your skills to work.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 13:00, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Black Sabbath[edit]

This article pass a GAN review in 2009 and has poor grammar and prose standards compared to other recent Wikipedia GAs like 30 Seconds to Mars. It needs a copyedit because of that. }IMr*|(60nna)I{ 20:15, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil[edit]

I've requested a peer review but no one participated on it. :( So, I hope here at GoCE someone can help to improve it. :) Gabriel Yuji (talk) 00:53, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Wirgman Building[edit]

Even though Wirgman Building has passed reviews for both Good Article and Did you know?, I'd like to request that the wonderfully talented and detail-oriented copy editors review this article to ensure it flows well and meets all Wikipedia criteria. Thank you in advance! -- Caponer (talk) 04:05, 19 April 2014 (UTC)


I worked on this article a while ago and would like to see it improved. According to its talk page it needs work on structure and grammar in order to be a B article. I specifically a request to get it up to B standards, after which it is changed to a B article. Thank you.Deoliveirafan (talk) 18:31, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Battle of the Dalmatian Channels[edit]

I'd like to submit this GA for A-class review, and would appreciate a copyedit beforehand. Thanks.--Tomobe03 (talk) 20:32, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Murder of Shanda Sharer[edit]

I am nominating this article as it needs c/e and a full review of the prose overall.--BabbaQ (talk) 09:58, 20 April 2014 (UTC)