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copyread Line breaks: copy|read
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒpɪriːd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of copyread in English:


[with object]
Read and edit (text) for a newspaper, magazine, or book: (as noun copyreading) readers have grown used to accuracy, stringent copyreading, and diligent research
More example sentences
  • Further, someone still has to copyread these agreements - and that someone is still going to be you.
  • This type of work can range from copyreading a text for flow and proper grammar to substantive editing.
  • That the yearbook staff failed to copyread the whole thing before sending it to the printer is inexcusable.


Example sentences
  • The printer was French and it may be that the printing techniques were less than ideal even for the time. No copyreader or editor was involved.
  • He moved to the editorial page in 1995 as copyreader and later became a copy editor.
  • Ernie was a hard-drinking copyreader, and Jerry could stand a drink pretty well herself.
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