copy editor

variants: or less commonly copyeditor \ ˈkä-​pē-​ˌe-​də-​tər How to pronounce copy editor (audio) \

Definition of copy editor

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

Other Words from copy editor

copyedit \ ˈkä-​pē-​ˌe-​dət How to pronounce copy editor (audio) \ or copy edit transitive verb

Examples of copy editor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garrett first joined Variety in 2002, working as a copy editor and film and digital reporter. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 8 Apr. 2022 Schaefer has worked in a variety of roles at the Free Press, including as a copy editor, page designer and — for most of his time — as an investigative reporter and columnist. Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 Terry Flores joined Variety in 1997, starting as a copy editor for Daily Variety and swiftly adding layout and design to her duties. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 8 Apr. 2022 There will be several rounds of edits as the piece is read by the commissioning editor, top editors, copy editor, and fact-checker. Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2022 Buchmann began her journalism career at the San Jose Mercury News, where her roles included news editor, wire editor, copy editor, page designer and education reporter. Anna Buchmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2022 Bieri was previously an ADN copy editor and has taken on a range of other roles within the newsroom. Anchorage Daily News, 18 Feb. 2022 So Melnick became a copy editor at The San Francisco Chronicle. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2022 Terhune started at The Times in 2015 as a copy editor on the morning desk. Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of copy editor

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of copy editor was in 1899

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“Copy editor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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