Uncyclopedia:Proofreading Service

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If spelling, punctuation or grammar aren't your forté,
Be More User Proactive and
add {{Proofread}} to the article and we'll be happy to
lend our powers to it!
All we ask for in return is a large tub of industrial strength glitter glue.

The Service

We clean up your mess. It isn't overly complicated. Follow the instructions in the list below, and we'll do our best. We treat all articles according to the Geneva convention, regardless of nationality, and don't correct errors made because of an author's American-ness. We try not to alter the content of the article too much, merely the spelling, grammar and style. NOTE: we are not infallible. There will probably be a few errors left in longer articles. Don't bother trying to "test" our ability, and don't expect perfection.

The Common User's To-Do List

  1. Obtain glitter glue.
  2. Add the "{{Fix|proofread}}" template to the top or bottom of a page that needs proofreading help.
  3. Read the Uncyclopedia:Style Guide to see what a proofter might do for you beyond Chechen your speeligs.
  4. Check your new article (and it's its talk page) for updates until it's completed.

Alternatively, ask someone on the list below directly through their talk page.

Enlist, you lily-livered swine!

But why? OK, it sounds a little boring. It isn't that bad; you get to read a lot of (occasionally) cool stuff you wouldn't otherwise notice. Plus you get that warm, fuzzy feeling like when you give money to a tramp, or help someone with their maths homework, or kill the evil capitalist overlords in defence of the Motherland. You don't HAVE to devote your life to it (five years should do); do as little or as much as you like. Sign up on the list below. Ask a current member of the Comma Brigade for more information if you're unsure.

The Proofreader's To-Do List

Poor spelling

It's best to pour spelling between your grammar and formatting edits.

  1. Check Category:Articles to be proofread regularly.
  2. Peruse the pages to see if any are within your forty forté.
  3. Remember that the style guide is not a guide to style (the Pee Review is for that). We are here to fix the nuts and bolts of the story, not the nuts and bolts of the users.
  4. Try to be aware of any in-jokes not on the list or you may not be paid your two-bits.
  5. Once you've significantly proofed an item add the {{BeenProofread}} template to its talk page. Clever dialogue is optional.
  6. Remove the {{Proofread}} template from the page and add any additional {{fix}}, {{cleanup}}, {{idea}}, {{expand}}, {{rewrite}}, {{rewrite|medium}}, {{rewrite|hard}}, {{AAP}}, {{Help}}, etc. style tags you think necessary to the page (if any). Add "you've been proofed" to your Summary comments somewhere.

The Comma Brigade

Below are those hardy selfless souls who give their time and expertise to proofreading your articles.

Chimp with typewriter

Let Mrs. Ceridwyn's expertly-trained experts, like My Tree!, hlep make you page be speld real good and stuff.


Disclaimer: Pages are proofread in a factory where chimpanzees are handled. After proofreading, pages may contain traces of chimp faeces. Wash articles thoroughly before reading or consuming.

Please sign below if you wish to be a part of this service! Please note, this is not the cool kids club. Don't sign up unless you intend to contribute or your name will be removed... eventually.

We are somewhat under-strength at the moment. Most of the brigade were killed off in The War, along with the 4th Regiment (Royal Listcruft Grenadiers). Recruits are always welcome, however.

Template Usage (See Below)

Many of the following templates will automatically add the page to a category when they are present.
  1. {{Proofread}} Added to any page which needs checking. ( Category:Proofread. )
  2. {{BeenProofread}} Added to the article's talk page after a member of the Comma Brigade has proof-edited the page.
  3. {{User Proofreader}} Added to a Comma Brigade member's userpage.
  4. {{fix}} Dear author.... ( Category:Articles to fix. )
  5. {{cleanup}} Dear author... This is what proofreaders do. ( Category:Cleanup. )
  6. {{idea}} or {{idea|summary=text}} Dear author.... ( Category:Ideas. )
  7. {{expand}} or {{expansion}} Dear author.... ( Category:Articles to be expanded. )
  8. {{rewrite}} or {{rewrite|soft}} ( Category:Rewrite/Soft. )
  9. {{rewrite|medium}} ( Category:Rewrite/Medium. )
  10. {{rewrite|hard}} ( Category:Rewrite/Hard. )
  11. {{AAP}} Add A Picture. ( Category:Articles with insufficient images. )
  12. {{Help}} For use by users needing Help. ( Category:Uncyclopedians looking for help. )


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