or cop·y ed·i·tor
[ kop-ee-ed-i-ter ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌɛd ɪ tər /
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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.
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Origin of copyeditor
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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How to use copyeditor in a sentence
His editor suggests that he meet with Nora, a copyeditor at the firm.