- a person having managerial and sometimes policy-making responsibility related to the writing, compilation, and revision of content for a publishing firm or for a newspaper, magazine, or other publication: She was offered a managing editor position at a small press.
- the supervisor or manager of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.: the sports editor of a newspaper.
- a person who edits, or selects and revises, material for publications, films, etc.: a video editor; the editor of an online journal.
- a device for viewing, cutting, and editing film or magnetic tape to make movies, audio recordings, etc.
- Computers. a program used for writing and revising code, data, or text: an XML editor.
Origin of editor
Related Words for editorproofreader, copyreader, newspaperwoman, copyholder, newspaperman, reviser, deskman
Examples from the Web for editor
Contemporary Examples of editor
The film had been with George Tomasini, the editor, and Hitch hadn't seen it in ten days.
My editor called and said, “Do a column on this Lena Dunham flap!”Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham
P. J. O’Rourke
December 13, 2014
In 1953, Les Cahiers devoted an issue to Hitchcock, including an interview conducted by André Bazin, the editor of the magazine.
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
December 11, 2014
Editor's Note: This story had been amended to clarify Jeffrey Wright's Naval service.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of editor
That editor must think that 'Jane Meredith' is full of years and ripe experience.
So you have resolved, Linda, that you don't want your editor to know your real name.
It had not been easy to interview the editor of the Daily Sensation.
John opened his mouth to speak, but before he could say a word, the editor stopped him.
I'll turn one of my chaps on to writing half a dozen letters to the Editor about it!
- a person who edits written material for publication
- a person in overall charge of the editing and often the policy of a newspaper or periodical
- a person in charge of one section of a newspaper or periodicalthe sports editor
- a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film
- a device for editing film, including a viewer and a splicer
- television radio a person in overall control of a programme that consists of various items, such as a news or magazine style programme
- a computer program that facilitates the deletion or insertion of data within information already stored in a computer
Word Origin for editor
1640s, "publisher," from Latin editor "one who puts forth," agent noun from editus, past participle of edere (see edition). By 1712 in sense of "person who prepares written matter for publication;" specific sense in newspapers is from 1803.