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Gofer

An employee responsible for making coffee, picking up dry cleaning and other menial tasks. While gofers have low status and usually are poorly paid, they may have access to important persons in the company or industry. This may in turn help gofers advance their careers. This is especially the case in the entertainment sector.
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In fact, the only sustainable by-product of the novel's events are written pages that are scattered throughout the end of the book--specifically, the scribbled and torn pages taken for literature by the copyboy who reads them and the reporter's note to Hagood which ends the book in a kind of frenetic narrative babble.
Hadass Kogan as much as said so in her piece when she quoted Don Harrison's reference to a "copyboy." He obviously knew a boy when he saw one and wasn't afraid to say so.
He hawked newspapers on street corners, sold peanuts in nearby Ebbets Field while watching his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers play, and worked as a copyboy at the New York Daily News, among other jobs.
This year's recipient of Deauville's Literary Prize, Budd Schulberg typed his way to fame at 27 with the publication of "What Makes Sammy Run?" The classic 1941 novel of raw Hollywood ambition gave the world Sammy Glick, the copyboy who quickly rose through the studio ranks by never encountering a back he couldn't stab or an idea he couldn't appropriate.
He started his career in 1953 as a copyboy on the now defunct Evening News in Glasgow.
Wilson joined the paper in 1975 as a copyboy, working his way up to managing editor in 1988.
The real giveaway was when the hungover hero (Iain Glenn) started dictating his story to a "copyboy".
He has his own TV show, has been interviewed by Playboy magazine, and still wears his Walter Winchell-style hat, which some say looks more like that of Clark Kent's busybody copyboy Jimmy Olsen.
They included Joaquin "Chino" Roces and Chronicle's Primitivo Mijares who was salvaged for his book on the Marcos "Conjugal Dictatorship," and the copyboy in the newsroom.
Newton had started at the Tribune as a copyboy in 1977 and later went on to edit the late Mill Valley Record and the late Richmond Independent, both in the Bay Area.
He was not a journalist but claimed to have "attended Communist Party meetings, caucuses, in the Newspaper Guild in New York" When the Sunday section of the Times had a staff of 87, including two copyboys, Matusow said that the section "alone has 126 dues-paying Communists." Later, he could name only a woman in the ad department and a copyboy.
"Then the copyboy would pick it up and send it to the composing room.