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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"
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Produce newsletter, copy write and copyedit stories, format product
To prepare each paper for print publication, EHP staff will convert electronic material to a desktop publishing format and copyedit the manuscript.
10 Have the ability to copyedit for grades 6-8 based on the Flesh-Kincaid Reading Level test.
Note: Light copyedit, copyedit, substantive edit, and editorial proofread are defined below.