copy·​writ·​er ˈkä-pē-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce copywriter (audio)
: a writer of advertising or publicity copy

Examples of copywriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1975, the couple moved back to New York to organize for May 19th, and Bisson worked as an auto mechanic in taxi garages and a copywriter. Margret Grebowicz, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2023 That includes all the illustrators, journalists and copywriters who’ve been watching nervously as their work seemed to dry up as management embraced tools such as Midjourney and Bard. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Similarly, job postings for copywriters fell 53% between August 2022 and 2023, while marketing industry jobs declined 26% year-over-year. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Before writing breaking news stories at PEOPLE, Amanda worked as a copywriter at New Breed in 2021 and an academic tutor at Landmark College from 2020 to 2022. Amanda Taylor, Peoplemag, 23 June 2023 Musicianship marks the latest professional venture for Grant, 69, who's previously worked as an advertising copywriter, owned a restaurant, a boat-building company and a furniture store and collected domain names as a lucrative hobby. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 9 June 2023 Before Brooklyn, Buckler had lived in Manhattan, and worked as a secretary and editorial writer at The Nation, and as an advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson. Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 Laura has worked in the fashion industry for over 11 years and held senior fashion editor positions at Popsugar and The Zoe Report, with additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, ELLE, 18 Aug. 2023 Patric Rhys, a perfume copywriter and freelance fragrance journalist. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copywriter was in 1911

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“Copywriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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copy·​writ·​er ˈkäp-ē-ˌrīt-ər How to pronounce copywriter (audio)
: a writer of advertising or publicity copy
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