- n. Plural form of subeditor.
“As much as I had moaned about the legions of editors and subeditors who used to stand between my story and publication when I worked at a national paper, suddenly, with all those restrictions removed, I was losing my bottle.”
“The New York Times was routinely vile about him "Arthur Miller may be the world's most overrated dramatist . . . ", and their subeditors had a riot: above the dismissive review of his late play Broken Glass the headline screamed: "Play Features Flat, Lifeless Direction and Uninspired Performances.”
“Surely Hislop knows that Marr is in a different category from the horde of philandering newspaper reporters, subeditors and, yes, editors, who are of no interest to the red-top privacy invaders.”
“Stories used to go through half a dozen copies, from notebooks, filing stories over phone or by radio probably into shorthand & back, typists, retyped if the subeditors wielded a blue pencil, then through layout to actual lines-of-metal-letters type setter.”
“✒ Coren, of course, is the chap who gained a niche in the nation's hearts with a memo to Times subeditors two years ago in which he deployed his verbal skills to expostulate following the removal of an indefinite article from his copy, and earlier this year complained on Twitter about his neighbour's present of a drumkit to his son.”
“Most artists were required to submit work in batches, to be checked by subeditors and sent back for correction; De la Fuente was one of the few artists allowed to submit complete 58-page books.”
“The first, from Giles Coren restaurant critic for the London Times Magazine on Saturdays since 2001 to his subeditors at the Times, was leaked to the Guardian.”
“Who needs an English-language lesson, Glenys Kinnock or The Times's subeditors?”
“In response to the news that a large British regional newspaper owner is to replace its subeditors, Roy Greenslade writes on the Guardian blog that, much as he respects subs, he thinks "they will be the first journalistic victims of the digital revolution.”
“Copy editors and subeditors appear to be headed for the pasture.”
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