copy·​writ·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce copywriter (audio) \

Definition of copywriter

: a writer of advertising or publicity copy

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As a technical proofreader what would be your approach to problem solving when editing a write up? Give three expectations of a creative copywriter? Lee H. Goldberg, Ars Technica, "“WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam," 2 June 2019 Police found the body of Ms. Trott, a longtime copywriter and advertising executive, inside her 14th-floor apartment on Sunday. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Police Find Evidence in Upper West Side Slaying," 23 Oct. 2018 Photos: Ryan Collerd for The Walll Street Journal Mr. Hart, an advertising copywriter who works from his homes in Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., used to run and lift weights. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Breakdancing Underdog at 60," 3 Nov. 2018 Lauren Bacall modeled for the catalog, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, who later wrote the Tarzan adventure novels, was a copywriter. Tiffany Hsu, The Seattle Times, "When Sears was everywhere: espionage, politics and fine art," 15 Oct. 2018 While in-house copywriters worked on new company names, designers pushed out possible logos for a rebranded marketing and analytics firm. NBC News, "Inside the final days of Cambridge Analytica: failed rebrands, fleeing clients and Nerf basketball," 18 May 2018 This week, a copywriter who has a giant crush on her co-worker but sleeps with a different one: 38, straight, single, Montreal. The Cut, "The Copywriter Obsessed With Her Married Co-worker," 13 May 2018 Cole Kennedy, a copywriter in New York City, says of his bank’s tracking feature. Spencer Tierney, USA TODAY, "Delay going digital? Don’t write off paper bank statements just yet," 19 Mar. 2018 This is a sentiment echoed by another former colleague from my previous, more interesting life, Roshmond Patten, 41, better known as Sum — an MC, artist, copywriter, and creative consultant in Los Angeles. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "It’s Like This and Like That and Like What?," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of copywriter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of copywriter

: someone whose job is to write the words for advertisements

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