copy editor


variants or less commonly copyeditor
: an editor who prepares copy for the typesetter
: one who edits and headlines newspaper copy
copyedit transitive verb
or copy edit

Examples of copy editor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every protest report went through seven rounds of edits with copy editors fact-checking each line, Karam said. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 9 May 2024 But perhaps love means never having to have a copy editor. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Perez is a reporter and copy editor for her school newspaper, the Shorewood Ripple. Journal Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2024 Why Trust Travel + Leisure Theresa Holland is a freelance commerce writer, copy editor, and product tester specializing in consumer tech, apparel, travel, and lifestyle. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2024 His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University. Peter Weber, theweek, 10 Jan. 2024 Discharged with the rank of lieutenant junior grade in 1966, he was then hired by The Sun as a copy editor. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 Photographers, audience engagement editors, news operations managers, audio producers and sports copy editors lost their jobs. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2023 When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea (Elliott), she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark (Daugherty) to uncover the mystery behind the artist. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 29 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of copy editor was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near copy editor

Cite this Entry

“Copy editor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

copy editor

: an employee of a publishing house who corrects manuscript copy
: a person who edits and writes headlines for newspaper copy
copyedit verb
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