proof·​read·​er | \ ˈprüf-ˌrē-dər How to pronounce proofreader (audio) \

Definition of proofreader

: a person who proofreads
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Photo: Chris Weitz As a teenager, Chris worked for his father as a research assistant and proofreader. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "In ‘Operation Finale,’ Another Nazi Gets His Comeuppance," 27 Aug. 2018 Myers Park members Shep Robinson and his wife served as proofreaders of his class papers. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "He hit bottom on Charlotte's streets. His long rebound is about to come full circle. | Charlotte Observer," 3 May 2018 Chicagoan Rose Schreier, 36, a freelance tutor, editor, proofreader and translator, is one such renter. Mary Beth Klatt,, "Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past," 15 Aug. 2017 Emma Watson is seeking a proofreader for a very unusual job. Alexia Fernandez,, "Emma Watson Is 'Hiring' a Fake Tattoo Proofreader As Her Time's Up Ink Had a Grammatical Error," 5 Mar. 2018 Anne Marguerite Moe, a retired editor and proofreader and Howard County equestrienne, died of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Sept. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. Jacques Kelly,, "Anne Moe, editor and equestrienne, dies," 22 Sep. 2017 A lot of people have to fail at their jobs for dord to make it in: the writer, the etymolygist, the proofreader. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "As “Dord” Shows, Being in the Dictionary Doesn’t Always Mean Something’s a Word," 28 Feb. 2017 Strand publishes her books, using digital printing, and works with a structural editor, copy editor, proofreader, cover artist, and other professionals. Karen Brainard, Ramona Sentinel, "Author Joyce Strand focuses on familiar turf for new series," 17 June 2017 When my high taxes pay for a city mailer that tells me what to do with my property, at least make those $100,000 a year proofreaders use correct English. Chicago Tribune,, "Speak Out: Trump set the tone that anything goes," 6 June 2017

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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