An English editor is a person who is engaged in the work of editing the manuscript or the written text that has to be published. The editor is an expert in the language and has good command over the language in which he is doing the work of editing.
In the modern days English is developing as the common language that is being used in writing and in the corporate world. An editor is needed in both the sectors that is, in creative writing and for editing the written documents, mails and other texts which are commonly used in business dealings.
Importance of English Editor
The editor plays an important role in the publication and business sector as it is in his hand to detect all the errors that occur during writing and rectify them before it is finally published or sent to the concerned recipient. The editor has to do to two types of editing.
One is copyediting which is commonly known as proofreading and the other is content editing which is related to higher level of editing as the editor makes major changes in the original manuscript so that the ideas of the writer is brought to a level which can be easily understood by the reader.
A good editor must have good command over English language and through knowledge of grammar as he has to ensure that the final copy that is sent after editing is correct, comprehensible, the ideas are clear, there is a consistency in the text and the text is concise. Professional English editors are very helpful for people who use English as a second language.