Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


or copy edit also cop·y-ed·it  (kŏp′ē-ĕd′ĭt)
tr.v. cop·y·ed·it·ed, cop·y·ed·it·ing, cop·y·ed·its
To correct and prepare (a manuscript, for example) for publication.


or cop′y-ed`it,

1. to edit (a text) for publication.
2. to work on (copy) as a copyreader.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.copyedit - edit and correct (written or printed material)
edit, redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
References in periodicals archive ?
I copyedit two Buddhist magazines, Buddhadharma and Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhola Sun), which regularly feature stories about lack of diversity and access to Buddhist communities and their resources, such as meditation, and the attempt to broaden their reach.
bigwords101 offers student discounts for editing services and will copyedit and proofread college application essays.
To prepare each paper for print publication, EHP staff will convert electronic material to a desktop publishing format and copyedit the manuscript.
After I'd been working on Oswald's Tale for a couple of months, Norman asked if I'd copyedit another book he was working on (Picasso, which he would publish with Grove Atlantic).
Yeah, we'll have to flay the copyeditor who missed that or the editor who changed it after copyedit.
Tenders are invited for Design, Layout, Copyedit Jjc Magazine Spring 2017
A careful copyedit for further editions is suggested.
Rule 5 is equally valuable: "Be realistic about how many hours a day you can copyedit and still do a good job" (p.