Definition of copyread in English:



[with object]
  • Read and edit (text) for a newspaper, magazine, or book.

    ‘readers have grown used to accuracy, stringent copyreading, and diligent research’
    • ‘Further, someone still has to copyread these agreements - and that someone is still going to be you.’
    • ‘At her present pace, in a few short years Mai should be ready to copyread each edition of Human Rights for Workers before I publish it on the Web.’
    • ‘The only caveat I think is that a man who has created a story to the extent of having written or rewritten it should not copyread it as well.’
    • ‘Articles written in English or Czech are not corrected by the editors and should therefore be submitted in a copyread version.’
    • ‘She copyread all the greats over the years.’
    • ‘It also doesn't seem, to me, like the essay was copyread or proofread.’
    • ‘This type of work can range from copyreading a text for flow and proper grammar to substantive editing.’
    • ‘The bibliography is being revised, copyread, proofread, and updated.’
    • ‘Participants to the said competition totaled 910, with 65 competitors in each of the seven categories: news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, sports writing, copyreading and headline writing, editorial cartooning and photojournalism, both in English and Filipino.’
    • ‘That the yearbook staff failed to copyread the whole thing before sending it to the printer is inexcusable.’
    • ‘Instruction will focus on techniques of gathering and reporting news; on skills of editing, copyreading, and proofreading; and on the techniques for designing newspaper pages.’
    • ‘Each Tuesday afternoon, production team members copyread & design using the computer, and produce graphics.’
    • ‘I have a good handle on the English language, and have had previous experience editing and copyreading other people's work.’
    • ‘Do not sacrifice your credibility by neglecting to copyread; It really goes a long way.’
    • ‘Textbooks have been translated from the authentic national textbooks by the principal, and copyread by foreign teachers.’