copyedit

or cop·y-ed·it

[kop-ee-ed-it]

verb (used with object)

to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, especially for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc.
to copyread.

Nearby words

  1. copy-edit,
  2. copybook,
  3. copyboy,
  4. copycat,
  5. copycutter,
  6. copyeditor,
  7. copyfight,
  8. copyfitting,
  9. copygirl,
  10. copygraph

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

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

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