What do editors do?
Editors help people improve their writing.
A good editor can help find the right words, improve the structure, clear up problems with spelling, punctuation and grammar, and help prepare a document for publication. An editor can also help someone work with designers, indexers and printers.
Editors work in a wide range of fields. Some specialise in fiction, others in government reports, academic publications, children’s books, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and more.