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cop·y·ed·it

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.

cop′y•ed`it

or cop′y-ed`it,



v.t.
1. to edit (a text) for publication.
2. to work on (copy) as a copyreader.
[1950–55]
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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"
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Jason copyedits the article manuscripts to ensure that they're grammatically correct and in AMS house style.
Senselessness, El Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya's first novel to be translated into English, barely mentions these names and dates, yet the basic elements of the story are present: In a nameless city, a nameless man copyedits an eleven-hundred-page, four-volume report chronicling the slaughter of an indigenous people by an unnamed military regime.