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copy editor

noun

Simple Definition of copy editor

  • : a person whose job is to prepare a book, newspaper, etc., for printing by making sure the words are correct

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of copy editor

  1. 1 :  an editor who prepares copy for the typesetter

  2. 2 :  one who edits and headlines newspaper copy

copyedit

play \ˈkä-pē-ˌe-dət\ transitive verb

1899

First Known Use of copy editor

1899


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