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(1) Generic title for all sorts of publishing people, most either found in the editorial/production departments of a press or working as freelancers, e.g. commissioning editor, desk editor, copy editor and production editor (production manager).

(2) A more specific title applied to certain scholars, namely a volume editor, series editor and editor (titular head) of a journal or similar publication.

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.

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