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

Definition of proofreader

: a person who proofreads
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Examples of proofreader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Yoshio, Yoshiko, and her brother—a former employee of the factory who is rehired as a proofreader—try to get their bearings, the ground continually shifts. Stephen Kearse, The Atlantic, 15 Apr. 2022 Although coronaviruses use an error-prone RNA polymerase to copy their genetic material, SARS-CoV-2 has a second protein that acts as a proofreader. Quanta Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 Emily Mooshian, 27, a proofreader in Haverhill, Mass., also used to feel pressure to declare a resolution on New Year’s. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2021 My career took me from proofreader (a job that doesn’t exist today) to editor in chief to my current role as senior VP and awards editor, which includes extensive film-awards coverage. Tim Gray, Variety, 11 Nov. 2021 Andrei’s mother, Maria Tarkovskaya, also a poet, went to work as a proofreader at a Moscow publishing house. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 Grammarly is basically a competent automatic copy editor and proofreader. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, 20 Oct. 2020 Walter Mitty, in his most realistic version, is a dull, suburban proofreader. Mariel Wamsley, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2020 Back at Janelia, after the computers filled in the neuron images, a team of about 50 proofreaders went over the algorithm’s results, looking for erroneous shapes and connections. Gregory Barber, Wired, 22 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of proofreader

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Proofreader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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