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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.

July 2015[edit]

2001–02 S.L. Benfica season[edit]

Needs a look for consistency, grammar and general readability.--Threeohsix (talk) 18:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

 Working: Well, I was going to take this request yesterday and got distracted, but it looks like you fixed a lot of it today? I'll still look over it and make changes where necessary, but Threeohsix it seems you've fixed most of the problems I noticed. —2macia22 (talk) 19:50, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I have actually just tried to add the recommendations given in GAN I've recently done. But as I wrote in the request, just needs a check up for cohesion and readability, a native speaker has more understanding of when a sentence doesn't make sense.--Threeohsix (talk) 10:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Battle of Aleppo (2012–present)[edit]

I want to promote it to GA. RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 10:42, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

August 2015[edit]

North American Man/Boy Love Association[edit]

Yes, yes I am sorry that THIS had to be the request but the article has some serious WP:WEASEL issues. It seems that "someone" has tried to steer the article in a direction that would wrongly convey a direct connection between homosexuality and paedophilia. It also seems to base the whole gay rights movement on NAMBLA. For informations sake there is another editor working hard on the page and he is doing a great job so I would take a look into that. You can note him on the talk page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:North_American_Man/Boy_Love_Association#Homosexuality_should_not_be_the_topic_here) I'd greatly appreciate that someone ensure this article is actually keeping on topic and not sliding towards making unreferenced or unverifiable implications. Thanks a bunch guys... I have to say this now... I'm sorry about the topic. :) olowe2011 (talk) 05:34, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

On hold. I think the above amounts to a content issue; but since the article is currently undergoing development I'm putting this request on hold; see the discussion on the REQ talk page. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 21:18, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
I've taken this off hold because the article seems to have stabilised; copy-editors should check the article's history to determine its current status. Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:38, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

The supplication of Abu Hamzah al-Thumali[edit]

Needs copy edit for readability, consistency and grammar. Also, this article has already been successfully reviewed for DYK.Saff V. (talk) 06:55, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Note that the DYK nomination review requires that a copyedit be done to the article; it cannot be promoted in its current state. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:20, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

2002–03 S.L. Benfica season[edit]

Like the seasons before, just needs a look for consistency, grammar and general readability.--Threeohsix (talk) 12:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Google Book Search Settlement Agreement[edit]

Greetings! I found this article, and after looking around it for a bit and picking out a few things that may need some adjusting, I decided I would bring this article here to see if a copyeditor would like to look through the article. The tags I put on the article should be explanatory of the issue, but in general, the problems I found were that there is a widely inconsistent citation style, some parts of the article are too technical, and the article doesn't seem to flow very well, so it isn't the most comfortable to read. Thank you in advance to anyone who decides to look at this article. :) JaykeBird (talk) 07:42, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

 Working Hampton11235 (talk) 01:38, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Pokiri[edit]

A thorough copy-edit shall help before nominating it for GA status. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 10:47, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Bracha L. Ettinger[edit]

Hi. As has been repeatedly pointed out by various users on the talk page, this article uses a lot of mumbo-jumbo that isn't even generally accepted film theory or generally accepted feminism, but is basically just stuff Ettinger has made up in her books. It's virtually impossible to understand and some of it seems entirely meaningless. Any ideas for improvement, or perhaps cutting it down a bit? Thanks. Equinox (talk) 21:47, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Paranthodon[edit]

Paranthodon is a Good Article that is currently being improved to nominate for FA. However, a copyedit before this would be appreciated. Thanks, IJReid discuss 04:01, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

History of York City F.C.[edit]

Current GA that I've improved recently with the intention of nominating it for FA status. I feel a copyedit would bring this article close to meeting the FA criteria. It is part of the York City F.C. featured topic. Mattythewhite (talk) 21:25, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Ryse: Son of Rome[edit]

Article needs some copyediting before GAN. Thanks. AdrianGamer (talk) 15:22, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Chak De! India[edit]

I brought this article up to a GA in 2009. I would like to have a copy edit so that I can start preparing it for a future FAC. I am on and off of the WP these days but I will check in periodically to watch for the copy edit over the next few months. Classicfilms (talk) 01:54, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

2006 Subway 500[edit]

Article requires copy-editing before a future nomination at FAC. Thank you. Z105space (talk) 05:47, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Crusades[edit]

Article has had a massive restructure which has left the text a bit clunky and with a jarring changes of style. Could really do with some to the GOCE's tlc to bring it back into shape.Norfolkbigfish (talk) 10:28, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

The topic is interesting to me, but given the article's length I'm not sure if I could do all of it. I'll do what I can, though. --Biblioworm 15:57, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
@Biblioworm:—whatever you can do would be greatly appreciated. Norfolkbigfish (talk) 11:34, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Murder of Selena[edit]

Could use another set of eyes to fix any grammatical errors. Would like to brings this article to FAC very soon. All the thanks, jona(talk) 17:26, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Måns Zelmerlöw[edit]

Article could need some c/e. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 19:39, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

McStay family murder[edit]

Needs c/e again. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 19:42, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Skin Trade[edit]

Hi everyone! I have nominated this article for GA status, so I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to do a copy-edit? I have read and re-read the article, but as I have written all of it myself, I feel that I'm bias to spotting any poor wording, etc. I appreciate any help given! Thanks. -- Metal121 (talk) 02:49, August 23, 2015 (GMT).

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu[edit]

Requires a thorough c/e before nominating this for GA status. Thanks. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 07:37, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Insomniac Games[edit]

Article in need of some copyediting before I nominating this for GA, especially with the use of tense. Help would be greatly appreciated. AdrianGamer (talk) 08:47, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

 Working - subject matter interests me & I have reasonable knowledge, will nab this before anyone else notices. Drop me a talk page message if needed :-) KieranTribe 11:19, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Sumon (musician)[edit]

Many poorly written and unsourced paragraphs, many of which have been there for at least eighteen months. Please copyedit with a view to slashing right down. Launchballer 15:59, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Andrea Liberovici[edit]

Short article with a few COI problems. Could use a good copyedit. Thanks! ~ Anastasia [Missionedit] (talk) 19:19, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Paulo Francis[edit]

This article has been repeatedly nominated for GA—it's currently nominated, but about to be failed—and one of the reasons for its failure continues to be that it needs a copyedit. (Another is the inadequate lede.) The nominator put a "LoCE request" template on the article's talk page back in June 2012, where it sits; I'm about to remove it per instructions on this page. (Note: LoCE, not GoCE.) BlueMoonset (talk) 22:29, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Ice (The X-Files)[edit]

An FA candidate from a few years back, this one failed on its prose. I feel it's probably time to give the windmill another tilt, so a copy-edit would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. GRAPPLE X 11:52, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Joshua Soule Zimmerman[edit]

Joshua Soule Zimmerman has been reviewed to both DYK and Good Article status, and I would like for it to receive a thorough copy edit so that it will be ready for Featured Article candidacy. Any guidance or edits are extremely welcome! -- West Virginian (talk) 10:03, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Guns N' Roses[edit]

The article has last been copyedited in 2010 and has since undergone significant expansion. I'm working towards the goal of Good article and eventually featured article.RF23 (talk) 15:58, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Cadet Nurse Corps[edit]

Standard copy-editing for future GA nomination. Thanks! Pendright (talk) 20:35, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Angus cattle[edit]

Failed GA because of a need for a c/e. Much appreciated for any help! TheMagikCow (talk) 12:27, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Uttanka[edit]

This artcile has been nominated for GA. It is under review. GA Reviewer has suggested that the article be got copy edited. I have also carried out some corrections as suggested by the reviewers. I would therefore very much appreciate if this article is copy edited urgently. Thanks. --Nvvchar. 17:19, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Vasily Anisimoff[edit]

Needs saving, presumably by someone who understands Russian. --TIAYN (talk) 21:13, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

 Working Working on it, although I don't understand Russian ~ Marcus1093 (talk) 06:20, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Joseph Sprigg (attorney general)[edit]

Joseph Sprigg (attorney general) has been reviewed from DYK status and is nominated for Good Article status. I would like for this article to receive a thorough copy edit so that it will be ready for Featured Article candidacy in the future. Any guidance or edits are extremely welcome! -- West Virginian (talk) 19:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

Evin Prison[edit]

Mainly basic copy editing needed. SpiritedMichelle (talk) 17:43, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Soaring Stones[edit]

I would very much appreciate a copy edit of this short article before nominating it for GA status. Thank you for your consideration. --Another Believer (Talk) 23:46, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Ray King (entrepreneur)[edit]

I would very much appreciate a copy edit of this short article before nominating it for GA status. Thank you for your consideration. --Another Believer (Talk) 02:12, 3 September 2015 (UTC)