proof·​read·​er ˈprüf-ˌrē-dər How to pronounce proofreader (audio)
: a person who proofreads
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Examples of proofreader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editors and proofreaders cost money, and these corporations don't want anything taking away from the bottom line. Will Oremus, Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2024 The offices moved yet again, this time uptown to 27th Street, near Madison Square Park, where there was room to run things like a real magazine, with copyeditors and proofreaders, drawing tables and a stat room, and offices for each editor. Sean Howe, Rolling Stone, 26 Aug. 2023 Panelists are Sheree Trask, author, ghostwriter and book writing coach; Ellen Polk, copy editor, proofreader and consultant; and Barbara Ingrassia, copyright compliance and content protection strategist. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2023 Isadore’s brother David Bloom, meanwhile, worked for a while as a typesetter and proofreader for the Globe. Bob Hohler,, 31 May 2023 The gig economy, at this point, encompasses not just drivers or repairmen, not just designers or proofreaders, but also retail workers, the armies of itinerant nurses who crossed the country to shifting Covid hot spots and even white-collar professionals like lawyers and consultants. Lauren Hilgers, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 San Diego Professional Editors Network is a nonprofit association of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers and other word experts. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2023 However, the proofreader occasionally fails. Jacqulyne Robichaux, The Conversation, 25 Oct. 2021 The result is ostensibly an additional proofreader for potential signs of alien life able to highlight possible anomalies human eyes or even other AI programs might miss. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 31 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of proofreader was in 1832

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“Proofreader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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