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copyreader

[ kop-ee-ree-der ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌri dər /
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noun

an editor concerned with the preparation of copy for the typesetter and printer.
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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British Dictionary definitions for copyreader

copyreader
/ (ˈkɒpɪˌriːdə) /

noun

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