verb (used with object)
to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, especially for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc.
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Origin of copyedit
First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from copy editor
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journalism to prepare (copy) for printing by styling, correcting, etc
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