proofread

[proof-reed]
verb (used with object), proofread [proof-red] , proofreading [proof-ree-ding] .
1.
to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.
verb (used without object), proofread [proof-red] , proofreading [proof-ree-ding] .
2.
to read printers' proofs, copy, etc., to detect and mark errors, especially as an employee of a typesetting firm, newspaper office, or publishing house.

Origin:
1930–35; back formation from proofreader (see proof, read)

proofreader, noun
unproofread [uhn-proof-red] , adjective
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proofread (ˈpruːfˌriːd)
 
vb , -reads, -reading, -read
to read (copy or printer's proofs) to detect and mark errors to be corrected
 
'proofreader
 
n

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Example sentences
Once they both approve it, the blurb is proofread and copy-edited to conform to
  the publishing house's style.
Others don't properly proofread their submissions, or they send far more
  material than was requested.
But really, all the more reason to ask someone to proofread.
Let us know if you want anyone to proofread it for you.
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