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Difference Between Editor and Publisher

Editor vs Publisher

A budding author should not be confused on the difference of the roles of an editor and a publisher because both play the roles that are very vital in making the book a smashing hit. Editors and publishers are key players that make a literary work such as a book or a magazine a bestseller for readers. Although it’s not necessary to make every literary work a smashing hit or a bestseller, the editor and the publisher’s different roles turn a budding author’s manuscript or imagination into something that will be accessed by everybody. How so? Read on.

An editor, to begin with, basically does editing. He/she edits the manuscript or the articles before submitting it for approval to the publisher. What an editor does involves a lot of intricate work such as proofreading the material and checking every word and phrase for grammatical errors. The editor also checks the facts written in the material to avoid libel lawsuits and also to avoid misleading the readers. He/she will also question you for your logic as it may be connected to how your material was written. The editor plays the role of your most critical reader. He/she will continually point out your mistakes, get rid of them, and help you all throughout the rewriting process. The editor has every right to change your material’s content and the style you used (just as long as it is agreeable to both of you). All in all, an editor’s job is to really make a literary work that meets up to the standard of the content.

A publisher, on the other hand, does the financial thinking. He/she is always the leader of the literary field. He/she performs multiple tasks so your book or article would sell, be appreciated by the public, and, most importantly, would help you earn from it. A publisher basically has the last say whether or not your literary material is good enough to be profited from. What the publisher does is hiring an editor for your manuscript or articles, hire the best people to make the cover of your book, secure an approval from ISBN to have your book published, ask permission from credible people to endorse the book, and market your book to people. He will also secure book launchings and press releases. The publisher just knows how to sell your literary work compared to anyone else. He/she deals with people who have money that is enough to finance your work or he/she finances it on his own. All in all, the publisher is responsible for making every financial action involved in creating a book or a magazine.

SUMMARY:

1.All editors and publishers play vital roles in turning a manuscript into a book and an article to appear in a magazine.

2.An editor does the editing while the publisher does the financial thinking.

3.An editor’s job is to really make a literary work that meets up to the standard of the content. A publisher, on the other hand, basically has the last say whether or not your literary material is good enough to be profited from.


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