copy editor

noun
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of copy editor

1 :an editor who prepares copy for the typesetter
2 :one who edits and headlines newspaper copy

copyedit

play \ˈkä-pē-ˌe-dət\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of copy editor

1899


COPY EDITOR Defined for English Language Learners

copy editor

noun

Definition of copy editor for English Language Learners

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


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