FAQs: Copy-editor or copyeditor?

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Copy-editor or copyeditor?

Which one is correct?

While ‘copy-editor’ and ‘copyeditor’ are both interchangeable as nouns, as of July 2019 the hyphenless form – ‘copyeditor’ – is the SfEP’s preferred style. We will be rolling out this change throughout this website and our publications in due course.