copy editor

copyeditor

[kop-ee-ed-i-ter]
noun
1.
a person who edits a manuscript, text, etc., for publication, especially to find and correct errors in style, punctuation, and grammar.
2.
a copyreader.
3.
Also called slot man. the head copyreader on a newspaper.
Also, copy editor.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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copy-edit
 
vb
journalism to prepare (copy) for printing by styling, correcting, etc
 
copy editor
 
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