editor - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈedɪtə(r)/
singulareditor
pluraleditors
  1. 1
    someone whose job is to be in charge of a newspaper or magazine

    the editor of The Times

    1. a.
      someone whose job is to be in charge of a particular section of a newspaper, magazine, or news organization

      the BBC’s foreign affairs editor

  2. 2
    someone whose job is to edit books, documents, or films

    She worked as a script editor for years.

    1. a.
      someone who produces a book by choosing, arranging, and explaining things that other people have written

      the editor of the four-volume History of Literature

    2. b.
      someone whose job is to produce books for a publisher by finding writers and working with them