BrE someone whose job is to examine other people's writing, such as a newspaper article, and to correct mistakes

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  • sub-editor — sub editors also subeditor N COUNT A sub editor is a person whose job it is to check and correct articles in newspapers or magazines before they are printed. [BRIT] I was a sub editor on the foreign desk of the News Chronicle. (in AM, use copy… …   English dictionary

  • sub-editor — or subeditor [sub ed′it ər] n. Brit. COPY EDITOR sub edit vt. * * * …   Universalium

  • sub-editor — or subeditor [sub ed′it ər] n. Brit. COPY EDITOR sub edit vt …   English World dictionary

  • sub-editor — UK US (US copy editor) ► COMMUNICATIONS someone whose job is to check and correct writing, especially articles in a newspaper, before it is printed …   Financial and business terms

  • sub-editor — n. 1 an assistant editor. 2 Brit. a person who edits material for printing in a book, newspaper, etc. Derivatives: sub edit ( edited, editing). sub editorial adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub-editor — (British) one who edits and headlines a newspaper; one who prepares copy for printing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sub — sub·abdominal; sub·account; sub·acetate; sub·acid; sub·acidity; sub·acute; sub·adult; sub·aerial; sub·aesthetic; sub·age; sub·agency; sub·agent; sub·akhmimic; sub·alary; sub·alate; sub·alimentation; sub·alkaline; sub·allocate; sub·almoner;… …   English syllables

  • Editor-in-chief — An editor in chief (also called executive editor) is a publication s primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies.[1][2] Additionally, the editor in chief is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members as …   Wikipedia

  • editor — ed|i|tor W2 [ˈedıtə US ər] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: producer (of books) , from Latin editus; EDITION] 1.) the person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine, or part of a newspaper or magazine, and decides what should be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sub — sub1 S3 [sʌb] n informal 1.) a ↑submarine 2.) a ↑substitute in sports such as football 3.) a ↑subscription 4.) BrE part of your wages that you rece …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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