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One who edits and corrects newspaper copy for publication.


(Journalism & Publishing) US a person who edits and prepares newspaper copy for publication; subeditor


(ˈkɒp iˌri dər)

2. a newspaper employee who edits copy and writes headlines.
[1890–95, Amer.]
cop′y•read`, v.t. -read (-ˌrɛd) -read•ing.
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Noun1.copyreader - an editor who prepares text for publicationcopyreader - an editor who prepares text for publication
editor, editor in chief - a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)


[ˈkɒpɪˌriːdəʳ] Ncorrector(a) m/f
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