Definition of “editor” - English Dictionary

“editor” in British English

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editornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈed.ɪ.tər/ us /ˈed.ɪ.t̬ɚ/

B2 a person who corrects or changes pieces of text or films before they are printed or shown, or a person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine:

She's a senior editor in the reference department of a publishing company.
Who is the current editor of the Times?

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  • She has just been fired as editor of the newspaper.
  • He fired off an angry letter to the editor.
  • When she left college, she got a job as an editor in a publishing company.
  • He became editor of the legendary Irish journal 'The Bell'.
  • The paper's editor has apologized unreservedly to the senator.

(Definition of “editor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“editor” in American English

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editornoun [ C ]

us /ˈed·ət̬·ər/

a person who corrects and make changes to texts or films before they are printed or shown, or a person who is in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc., and is responsible for all of its reports:

a textbook/film editor

(Definition of “editor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“editor” in Business English

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editornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈedɪtər/ us

a person who is in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc. and decides what will be published in it:

He is the editor of The Wall Street Journal.

a person who makes changes to a text, film, etc. before it is printed or published:

She is a freelance writer, reviewer, and editor.

IT a piece of software for editing text on a computer:

Do you know how to use an HTML editor?

(Definition of “editor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)