or cop·y ed·i·tor
[ kop-ee-ed-i-ter ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌɛd ɪ tər /
a person who edits a manuscript, text, etc., for publication, especially to find and correct errors in style, punctuation, and grammar.
Also called slot man. the head copyreader on a newspaper.
It’s OK To Use “They” To Describe One Person: Here’s WhyHas someone ever asked you to refer to them as they instead of him or her? Are you hedging because you can't possibly refer to one single person as they? What if we told you that they has been used to refer to just one person since at least the 1300s?
Origin of copyeditor
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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