Where Editors Work
Print editors can work in a variety of settings. Within publishing companies you will find
There are also boutique operations that publish in unique and specialized areas, for example, poetry houses, fine art, and scholarly publishers.
Beyond these traditional environments editors can be found in a number of industries and provincial and federal government divisions, including high-tech companies, commerce and banking, health organizations, non-profit agencies, pharmaceuticals--any industry that demands clear communication.
Editing in each of these areas will differ in a number of ways, including author-editor relationships, the editing process, and output. At the end of the day the goal remains the same and that is to help readers understand the message of print.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
T. S. Eliot