American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who edits and corrects newspaper copy for publication.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an editor who prepares text for publication.
- n. an editor who prepares text for publication
“He might be pleased to know that he would have had occasion for many more had it not been for the devoted attention and frequently angry comments on the manuscript by my Doubleday copyreader, Georgiana Remer.”
“He has worked as a court clerk, radio talk show host, lecturer, media consultant, reporter, copyreader and surgical technician.”
“I, ever the copyreader, responded that I wished to amend the wording to “Lifetime Achievement So Far…””
“When the story is in type, an impression, or _proof_, is taken of it, and this proof, still called copy, comes back to the copyreader or the proofreader for the correction of typographical errors.”
“A copyreader might not find it perfect, for the assault is allotted too much space and the pursuit too little, but it tells the story in its baldest aspect.”
“For the sake of keeping the two parts of the copy together the reporter or the copyreader ordinarily gives the story a name, such as "Fire No. 2"; the bit of lead on which the name is printed is called a _slug_ and the story is said to be _slugged_.”
“The copyreader corrects it and writes the headlines or _heads_; then he sends it to the composing room to be set in type by the _compositor_.”
“After the story is written it is turned over to the copyreader to be _edited_.”
“The commonest signs used by the proofreader or the copyreader, together with instructions for preparing copy, are given in the Style Book at the end of this volume.”
“The usual copyreader, when he closes his eyes and smiles upon a pleasant inward vision, is thinking of starting a chicken-farm in New Jersey.”
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