Template:Copy edit

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This template tags an article for copy editing and should be added at the top of the article page, as follows:

{{Copy edit|for=}}

This template will auto-categorize tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit, and the subsequent bot edit will place it into a dated subcategory thereof.

Do not subst: this template. This template is a self-reference.

Optional parameters

  • This template takes an optional parameter that replaces the word "article" in the displayed message with arbitrary text. For example, {{Copy edit|section}} displays "This section needs copy editing."
  • This template takes the optional parameter |for= (a.k.a. |reason=) which can be used to explain what issues need to be addressed, e.g. |for=consistent spelling. The default value is "grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling".
  • This template takes the optional parameter |date=, which a bot will add for you. Please do not add it yourself.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Copy edit

<templatedata> {

   "description": "Use this cleanup template to tag an article for copy editing, such as for grammar, style, cohesion, tone or spelling.",

"format": "inline", "params": { "1": { "label": "Type (e.g., section)", "description": "Text to replace the word \"article\", usually \"section\"", "type": "line", "example": "section", "autovalue": "section" }, "date": { "label": "Month and year", "description": "The month and year that the template was placed", "type": "line", "autovalue": "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}", "suggested": true }, "for": { "aliases": ["reason"], "label": "Reason", "description": "Reason the article/section needs copy editing", "type": "line" } }, "paramOrder": [ "1", "date", "for" ] } </templatedata>

Tracking categories

Other templates that add pages to Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit


See also