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  • n. An assistant editor, usually in a specific department of a newspaper

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An assistant editor, as of a periodical or journal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An assistant or subordinate editor; one who subedits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an assistant editor


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  • I'm fortunate enough to make a bit of money from commissions, but I also earn a living as a freelance subeditor, which is very agreeable.

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  • Having trained on the Richmond & Twickenham Times group of newspapers in south-west London, then owned by Question Time presenter David Dimbleby, Bilmes joined Condé Nast in 1997 as a subeditor on the now-defunct GQ Active.

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  • Could create job of personal subeditor, perhaps from ranks of ex-NOTW staff – do log on and send messages of support.

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  • But if they are good, the options for redeployment within News Corp are endless, so there is much interest in the list circulating right now that has everything from subeditor jobs at Dow Jones to positions at Rupert's Asian company, Star TV.

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  • Devon-born stand-up Josh Widdicombe's had a rather unusual comedy career, having started out as an occasional sports subeditor at of all the most unlikely arenas for humour the Guardian.

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  • Sometimes a Mencken column went on for pages, and woe betide the subeditor who cut him.

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  • For sure, however, every schoolboy (of my generation anyway) knows when at teatime on 16 September the final score – Devon 4 New Zealand 55 – was received by the London sports news agency, the unbelieving subeditor confidently presumed a transmission error and reversed the result to Devon 55 New Zealand 4.

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  • Heonce rode from his north London home to Winchester to visit a subeditor who was recovering from an operation.

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  • Many a subeditor would be lost without "war", "battle" and "fight" – all appealingly pithy and loaded headline words – but again, where's the elegant variation?

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  • They worked on, busy with all the “wee fiddly bits,” as their subeditor called them.

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  • The British term for what Americans call a "copyeditor".

    July 16, 2011