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Edit (text to be printed) by checking its consistency and accuracy.‘the editor goes over the manuscript after it has been copy-edited’‘experienced freelancer offers copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, page make-up’
revise, alter, change, modify, qualify, adapt, adjustView synonyms
- ‘The editors Casey Miller and Kate Swift homed in on the problem in 1970 when they copy-edited a junior high school sex education manual and were troubled by the use of masculine pronouns (his, him) throughout.’
- ‘For a final check, some editors suggest having the manuscript professionally copy-edited.’
- ‘Tasks include line-editing, copy-editing, proofreading, research, promotional activities, and writing book reviews for our ‘Received and Noted’ section.’
- ‘With an idiocy that may seem almost incredible, the many examples of this had been carefully copy-edited to make them conform to the usual conventions of printed academic prose, ruining their whole point.’
- ‘I've also got to copy-edit the MirrorMask script book today, write the MirrorMask novella, and do several other things I've promised people.’
- ‘He worked with Anne Cronin to edit his story down to 13 panels, and the text for those got a standard copy-edit.’
- ‘For real copy-editing junkies Walsh runs a web site.’
- ‘When that week's Time Out appeared it had been carefully copy-edited.’
- ‘Yeah, I was doing the final copy-edit and some innocuous passages suddenly became sinister.’
- ‘We professional writers know that between the time we submit something and it appears in press, it is massaged, edited and copy-edited, and with all the professionalism in the world mistakes sometimes slip in.’
- ‘People want to quibble about what word was used and what word might have been changed, but all stories are copy-edited at a newspaper.’
- ‘When a book has been handed in, the manuscript is copy-edited, then it's typeset into something called unbound galleys.’
- ‘Petal is being copy-edited while my eyes unblur.’
- ‘It looks really classy and has a new foreword which was written (although not copy-edited or proofread) by me.’
- ‘Not only were there more exhibitors this year offering a range of over-the-counter facilities - copy-editing, proof-reading, designing, printing and marketing - but the sales pitch was aggressive and confident.’
- ‘I hope it's not the case that the NYT copy-editing guide has lost sight of this problem.’
- ‘Whoever copy-edited the manuscript should perhaps be looking for a new career.’
- ‘I suspect, too, that Yoda is copy-editing one or two web sites that publish in ‘English’.’
- ‘That's no big job, but if you are copy-editing a book and need to make words in boldface hundreds of times each hour, a macro to do this can save you a lot of time.’
- ‘Direct quotations are poorly copy-edited and sometimes comprehend unmarked ellipses that alter their interpretation.’
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