The First English Copyeditor

William Caxton introduced the printing press around 1400.In the prologue to the first book to be printed in England, The Recuyell(compilation) of the Historyes of Troy, he reflects on his experience in the translating business. He met Lady Margaret, the sister of King Edward IV, and happened to mention what he had done.She gave her critique and thus became the first English copyeditor.

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