What does Editor mean?

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ˈɛd ɪ təred·i·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. editor, editor in chiefnoun

    a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)

  2. editor program, editornoun

    (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

Wiktionary

  1. editornoun

    A person who edits or makes changes to documents.

  2. editornoun

    A copy editor.

  3. editornoun

    A person who edited a specific document.

  4. editornoun

    A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.

  5. editornoun

    A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film

  6. editornoun

    A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.

  7. editornoun

    Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.

  8. Etymology: From editionem (editio) ‘a bringing forth, producing’, from perfect passive participle editus, from stem of verb edere, ‘bring forth, produce’, from ex-, ‘out’ + -dere, combining form of dare, ‘to give’; + noun of agent suffix -or.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Editornoun

    Publisher; he that revises or prepares any work for publication.

    Etymology: editor, Latin.

    When a different reading gives us a different sense, or a new elegance in an author, the editor does very well in taking notice of it. Joseph Addison, Spectator №. 450.

    This nonsense got into all the editions by a mistake of the stage editors. Alexander Pope, Notes on Shakesp. Henry V.

Wikipedia

  1. editor

    Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, photographic, visual, audible, or cinematic material used by a person or an entity to convey a message or information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organisation, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete piece of work.The editing process often begins with the author's idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editor as the work is created. Editing can involve creative skills, human relations and a precise set of methods. There are various editorial positions in publishing. Typically, one finds editorial assistants reporting to the senior-level editorial staff and directors who report to senior executive editors. Senior executive editors are responsible for developing a product for its final release. The smaller the publication, the more these roles overlap. The top editor at many publications may be known as the chief editor, executive editor, or simply the editor. A frequent and highly regarded contributor to a magazine may acquire the title of editor-at-large or contributing editor. Mid-level newspaper editors often manage or help to manage sections, such as business, sports and features. In U.S. newspapers, the level below the top editor is usually the managing editor. In the book publishing industry, editors may organize anthologies and other compilations, produce definitive editions of a classic author's works (scholarly editor), and organize and manage contributions to a multi-author book (symposium editor or volume editor). Obtaining manuscripts or recruiting authors is the role of an acquisitions editor or a commissioning editor in a publishing house. Finding marketable ideas and presenting them to appropriate authors are the responsibilities of a sponsoring editor. Copy editors correct spelling, grammar and align writings to house style. Changes to the publishing industry since the 1980s have resulted in nearly all copy editing of book manuscripts being outsourced to freelance copy editors.At newspapers and wire services, press or copy editors write headlines and work on more substantive issues, such as ensuring accuracy, fairness, and taste. In some positions, they design pages and select news stories for inclusion. At U.K. and Australian newspapers, the term is sub-editor. They may choose the layout of the publication and communicate with the printer. These editors may have the title of layout or design editor or (more so in the past) makeup editor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Editornoun

    one who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication

  2. Etymology: [L., that which produces, from edere to publish: cf. F. diteur.]

Freebase

  1. Editor

    An editor in the professional or traditional sense is generally an individual who makes corrective changes, or edits, in the content or format of a creative work. Such works may deal with the literary arts, musical composition, film, radio programs, or other forms intended for publication or public presentation. The job of a professional editor can range from revising a particular work, such as the text of a book or magazine article, to supervising the publication and distribution of such a work, such as a newspaper or other printed and published materials. Editors are most often identified as those who work to prepare book manuscripts and newspapers for publication.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. editor

    1. A person employed on a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. 2. A delicate instrument for observing the development and flowering of the deadly mediocre and encouraging its growth. 3. A seraphic embryon; a smooth bore; a bit of sandpaper applied to all forms of originality by the publisher-proprietor; an emictory.

Editors Contribution

  1. editor

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, qualifications, skills and training to edit a variety of data, facts, information, proof, research, statistics and documents.

    Newspaper editors have a role to play within a newspaper, therefore it is wise they have the accurate and specific ability, professional experience, qualifications, training and skills to perform their role.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2017  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Editor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2582

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Editor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4682

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Editor' in Nouns Frequency: #972

Anagrams for Editor »

  1. rioted

  2. tie rod

  3. dotier

  4. triode

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Editor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Editor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Editor in a Sentence

  1. Casey Stinnett:

    While The Vindicator can not be certain exactly what triggered Facebook's filtering program, the editor suspects The Vindicator was most likely the phrase' Indian savages,' perhaps had Thomas Jefferson written The Vindicator as' Native Americans at a challenging stage of cultural development' that would have been better.

  2. Meghan McCain:

    There's one part when I was talking about reliving the moment that my dad passed and I had to do it like, I mean, like eight times because I kept crying, i told my editor, ‘If you want to keep the emotion, you can.’ Like, it's sad, it's so hard to talk about. It's still hard for me to relive and that s--t is real and honest. And people, even if they don't like me, I think they respect that.

  3. Lavina Goodell:

    Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all.

  4. Jacquelyne Froeber:

    I was recruited from Des Moines to be the editor-in-chief of Celebrated Living and also the senior editor for American Way, the opportunity to come to Dallas and be a part of this brand and its voice was so exciting for anyone like me in a creative job. It was a dream job, to be able to start something from the bottom up and give it a voice and make it as great as you possibly can. It was a dream opportunity.

  5. Harper Lee:

    In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.

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