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.
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
Author

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist
Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
03 May 1906
Writer, Editor
Dave EggersDave Eggers
12 March 1970
 

Phil BronsteinPhil Bronstein
04 October 1950
Journalist
Diana VreelandDiana Vreeland
29 July 1906
Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
16 October 1758
Lexicographer

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Writer

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
Writer

Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898
Novelist & Poet

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836
Poet & Novelist
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

Ben ShattuckBen Shattuck
1984 AD
Story Writer
Matt RossMatt Ross
03 January 1970
Actor

Drew GrantDrew Grant
 
Writer, Editor, Producer
Roy William Thomas Jr.Roy William Thomas Jr.
22 November 1940
Comic Book Writer

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923
Writer

Willow BayWillow Bay
28 December 1963
Journalist
Ben DomenechBen Domenech
31 December 1981
Journalist

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Lou DobbsLou Dobbs
24 September 1945
News Anchor
Lyman Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856
Writer

Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator

Dan SavageDan Savage
07 October 1964
Author

Ted KoppelTed Koppel
08 February 1940
Journalists
Lee StrobelLee Strobel
25 January 1952
Journalist
Roxane GayRoxane Gay
15 October 1974
Writer

Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958
Musician

Victoria Claflin WoodhullVictoria Woodhull
23 September 1838
Politician

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952
Writer
Bret StephensBret Stephens
21 November 1973
Journalist

André Leon TalleyAndré Leon Talley
16 October 1949
Journalist, Autobiographer

Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman
30 November 1978
Writer

Marcia LucasMarcia Lucas
04 October 1945
Film editor

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Mark HalperinMark Halperin
11 January 1965
Journalists

Annie SprinkleAnnie Sprinkle
23 July 1954
Sexologist
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
15 February 1948
Cartoonist, Writer, Editor, Educator

Jared TaylorJared Taylor
15 September 1950
Editor

Wayne AllwineWayne Allwine
07 February 1947
Actor, Dub actor
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
03 October 1967
Editor, Comics writer, Draughtsperson,

Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody
05 February 1837
Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist,
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942
Writer

Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
01 April 1901
Journalist

John AvlonJohn Avlon
19 July 1973
Journalist

Thelma SchoonmakerThelma Schoonmaker
03 January 1940
Film editor

Tavi GevinsonTavi Gevinson
21 April 1996
Journalist
Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris
25 November 1951
Novelist

Michael O'DonoghueMichael O'Donoghue
05 January 1940
Writer

Jann WennerJann Wenner
07 January 1946
Publisher

Allegra HustonAllegra Huston
26 August 1964
Writer
Alison TylerAlison Tyler
1969 AD
Writer

Jonathan AlterJonathan Alter
06 October 1957
Columnist, Journalist
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934
Novelist

Henry BeardHenry Beard
07 June 1945
Novelist

Charles Van DorenCharles Van Doren
12 February 1926
Writer
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
13 May 1946
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

E. L. DoctorowE. L. Doctorow
06 January 1931
Novelist
Stewart BrandStewart Brand
14 December 1938
Writer

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884
Inventor

Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
04 January 1890
Entrepreneur, Writer
Emily GouldEmily Gould
13 October 1981
Writer, Essayist, Children's writer

Joe SimonJoe Simon
11 October 1913
Writer
Frank KnoxFrank Knox
01 January 1874
Politician

Elijah LovejoyElijah Parish Lovejoy
09 November 1802
Journalist

Frederik PohlFrederik Pohl
26 November 1919
Author

William Weaks MorrisWillie Morris
29 November 1934
Writer
Ishmael ReedIshmael Reed
22 February 1938
Poet
J. Christopher BurchJ. Christopher Burch
28 March 1953
 

Grace MirabellaGrace Mirabella
10 June 1930
Editor

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

Mabel Loomis ToddMabel Loomis Todd
10 November 1856
Editor
Henry Jarvis RaymondHenry Jarvis Raymond
24 January 1820
Journalist

William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor

William ShawnWilliam Shawn
31 August 1907
Journalist

Alfred BesterAlfred Bester
18 December 1913
Author

Wally WoodWally Wood
17 June 1927
Editor
Josephus DanielsJosephus Daniels
18 May 1862
Newspaper Editor

Joe RubyJoe Ruby
1939 AD
screenwriter
Daniel De LeonDaniel De Leon
14 December 1852
Socialist

Jim WallisJim Wallis
04 June 1948
Theologian
William Monroe TrotterWilliam Monroe Trotter
07 April 1872
Editor
Robert R. McCormickRobert R. McCormick
30 July 1880