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copyedit

or cop·y-ed·it

[kop-ee-ed-it]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, especially for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc.
  2. to copyread.
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Origin of copyedit

First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from copy editor
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British Dictionary definitions for copy-edit

copy-edit

verb
  1. journalism to prepare (copy) for printing by styling, correcting, etc
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Derived Formscopy editor, noun
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