verb (subedits, subediting, subedited)[with object] chiefly British
Check, correct, and adjust the extent of (the text of a newspaper or magazine before printing), typically also writing headlines and captions.
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- I'd be up for contributing some stuff, and could conceivably subedit and layout the pages on Quark, the desk-top publishing software.
- There was some subediting on a couple of pages of a website that I haven't got to the bottom of yet but which the director general I am sure will tell the governors about.
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- Within hours the word had become a favourite phrase of writers and subeditors and entered the journalistic vernacular.
- These days, the barrister who checks copy for potential libel suits is as much a part of a newspaper's production as a journalist or subeditor.
- Newspapers often claim superiority because their stories go through a time-established filtration plant - professional writers, skilled subeditors, revise subs and expensive lawyers.
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