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copyreader

[kop-ee-ree-der]
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noun
  1. an editor concerned with the preparation of copy for the typesetter and printer.
  2. Also called rim man. a person who edits copy and writes headlines for a newspaper.Compare copyeditor(def 3).
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Origin of copyreader

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; copy + reader
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Examples from the Web for copyreader

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  • After the story is written it is turned over to the copyreader to be edited.

    Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence

    Grant Milnor Hyde


British Dictionary definitions for copyreader

copyreader

noun
  1. US a person who edits and prepares newspaper copy for publication; subeditor
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