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Desk editor

In-house editor who assists the commissioning editor and often undertakes copy-editing, proof-reading and related work (though increasingly such work is outsourced these days). In small presses this person might also carry out the work of the production editor.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on different editorial staff.

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