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Definition of copy-edit in English:

verb (copy-edits, copy-editing, copy-edited)

[with object]
Edit (text to be printed) by checking its consistency and accuracy: the editor goes over the manuscript after it has been copy-edited (as noun copy-editing) experienced freelancer offers copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, page make-up
More example sentences
  • Whoever copy-edited the manuscript should perhaps be looking for a new career.
  • When a book has been handed in, the manuscript is copy-edited, then it's typeset into something called unbound galleys.
  • That's no big job, but if you are copy-editing a book and need to make words in boldface hundreds of times each hour, a macro to do this can save you a lot of time.


copy editor
Example sentences
  • The more skilled you are as a reporter, photojournalist, copy editor, designer, or producer, the more likely you will step up to the challenges.
  • He began his career working summers in northwest Illinois as a reporter and copy editor at the Freeport Journal-Standard.
  • Mr. McKee, a copy editor for the Journal, wrote a daily column on the TV coverage during the Summer Olympics.
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