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  1. an editor concerned with the preparation of copy for the typesetter and printer.
  2. 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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  • After the story is written it is turned over to the copyreader to be edited.

    Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence

    Grant Milnor Hyde

British Dictionary definitions for copyreader


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