Editors are basically masters of correction. An error or flaw cannot go past an editor without being either revised or completely erased. Skilled at the art of rectification, editors primarily work in the field of media, including print and publication, visual media and audio media. While in print, they revise an article or story for publication, in visual media, they edit shoots and footage to form a particular scene. In audio, editors mostly edit musical tapes and dialogues. And then there are photo editors who edit photos to give them the refined look that we crave for. In America, there have been numerous editors who have earned a name for themselves for exceling in chopping, an art they best do. Right from Stan Lee to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Oliver Stone to Hugh Hefner, Kathy Ireland to Rosie O’Donnell, America has given the world some of the most notable editors of all time. Rebekha Brooks, Maxwell Perkins and Chapman Pincher, Horace Greeley and Piers Morgan are some other names who have gained worldwide recognition. With this section, explore in details the life and works of famous American editors.
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948

Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality
H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988

Dave EggersDave Eggers
12 March 1970

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor
Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
16 October 1758
Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
03 May 1906
Writer, Editor

Phil BronsteinPhil Bronstein
04 October 1950

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Diana VreelandDiana Vreeland
29 July 1906
Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special

John W. CampbellJohn W. Campbell
08 June 1910
Science Fiction Writer
William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
03 November 1794
Romantic Poet

Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836
Author & Poet

Anatole BroyardAnatole Broyard
16 July 1920
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898
Novelist & Poet

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836
Poet & Novelist
Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972

Chloé MalleChloé Malle
08 November 1985
Candice Bergen's Daughter

James Gordon Bennett, Sr.James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
01 September 1795
Founder of New York Herald

Drew GrantDrew Grant
Writer, Editor, Producer
Matt RossMatt Ross
03 January 1970
Ben ShattuckBen Shattuck
1984 AD
Story Writer

Roy William Thomas Jr.Roy William Thomas Jr.
22 November 1940
Comic Book Writer

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923

Bret StephensBret Stephens
21 November 1973
Willow BayWillow Bay
28 December 1963

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Ben DomenechBen Domenech
31 December 1981

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954

Wayne AllwineWayne Allwine
07 February 1947
Actor, Dub actor

Mark HalperinMark Halperin
11 January 1965
Dan SavageDan Savage
07 October 1964

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958

Jared TaylorJared Taylor
15 September 1950

Roxane GayRoxane Gay
15 October 1974
Marcia LucasMarcia Lucas
04 October 1945
Film editor

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952
Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
03 February 1811
Journalist, Politician, Publisher, Editor

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
15 February 1948
Cartoonist, Writer, Editor, Educator

Lee StrobelLee Strobel
25 January 1952

Ted KoppelTed Koppel
08 February 1940

Annie SprinkleAnnie Sprinkle
23 July 1954
Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
04 January 1890
Entrepreneur, Writer

Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator

Allegra HustonAllegra Huston
26 August 1964

Charles Van DorenCharles Van Doren
12 February 1926
Roy ThomasRoy Thomas
22 November 1940
Comic Book Writer

Jann WennerJann Wenner
07 January 1946
Henry BeardHenry Beard
07 June 1945

Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody
05 February 1837
Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist,

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
03 October 1967
Editor, Comics writer, Draughtsperson,

Tavi GevinsonTavi Gevinson
21 April 1996
John AvlonJohn Avlon
19 January 1973

Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
01 April 1901

Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris
25 November 1951
André Leon TalleyAndré Leon Talley
16 October 1949
Journalist, Autobiographer

Alison TylerAlison Tyler
1969 AD
Thelma SchoonmakerThelma Schoonmaker
03 January 1940
Film editor

Graydon CarterGraydon Carter
14 July 1949
Journalist, Editor, Actor, Writer

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934

Daniel Mallory OrtbergDaniel Mallory Ortberg
28 November 1986
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
13 May 1946
Comics artist, Editor, Writer
Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884

E. L. DoctorowE. L. Doctorow
06 January 1931

Joe SimonJoe Simon
11 October 1913
Cartoonist, Comics artist, Editor, Writer,

Frederik PohlFrederik Pohl
26 November 1919
Grace MirabellaGrace Mirabella

J. Christopher BurchJ. Christopher Burch
28 March 1953

John PodhoretzJohn Podhoretz
18 April 1961

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
31 December 1961
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

Wally WoodWally Wood
17 June 1927
Jonathan AlterJonathan Alter
06 October 1957
Columnist, Journalist

William ShawnWilliam Shawn
31 August 1907
William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor

Robert R. McCormickRobert R. McCormick
30 July 1880

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
24 May 1925
Comics artist, Editor, Draughtsperson
Joe RubyJoe Ruby
1939 AD

Johann MostJohann Most
05 February 1846
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Editor
Fred RaskinFred Raskin
26 September 1973
Film editor

Axel AlonsoAxel Alonso

Emily GouldEmily Gould
13 October 1981
Writer, Essayist, Children's writer

Judith JonesJudith Jones
10 March 1924
Maryann BrandonMaryann Brandon

George Jean NathanGeorge Jean Nathan
14 February 1882
Journalist, Film critic, Writer
Abraham CahanAbraham Cahan
07 July 1860
Writer, Politician, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Mary Jo MarkeyMary Jo Markey
Elmo WilliamsElmo Williams
30 April 1913
Film director, Film producer, Film editor

Robert MankoffRobert Mankoff
01 May 1944
Cartoonist, Editor
Mike J. NicholsMike J. Nichols