Meaning of EDITOR in English

/ ˈedɪtə(r); NAmE / noun


a person who is in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc., or part of one, and who decides what should be included :

the editor of the Washington Post

the sports / financial / fashion, etc. editor


a person who prepares a book to be published, for example by checking and correcting the text, making improvements, etc.

—see also copy editor , subeditor


a person who prepares a film / movie, radio or television programme for being shown or broadcast by deciding what to include, and what order it should be in


a person who works as a journalist for radio or television reporting on a particular area of news :

our economics editor


a person who chooses texts written by one or by several writers and prepares them to be published in a book :

She's the editor of a new collection of ghost stories.


( computing ) a program that allows you to change stored text or data

►  edit·or·ship noun [ U ]:

the editorship of 'The Times'



mid 17th cent.: from Latin , producer (of games), publisher , from edit- produced, put out, from the verb edere .

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