Sub-editing is the responsibility of checking all of the written text of print content before it is released for publishing. Much like a copy editor, a sub-editor verifies any grammar, style, and spelling errors, as well as checks if all information is factually correct. Subs are required to understand the copyright and libel laws as they need to see to it that all work adheres to such before it reaches publishing. Some sub-editors have a part in layout design as well depending on the publication.
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