Famous British Editors

Much of what we read or see today are actually refined materials that goes under the knife numerous times (not literally though!) before being served at our desk. This is probably the reason why it is hard to pick up a single error from them. From reading materials to videos, they just seem to be perfect. But had they always been this way? Of course not! It is the editors who we must thank for that refined touch. Editors are the people are in the business of cutting the crap (quite literally). They determine the final content of an article or a recording by remoulding the same to suit the needs of the audience/viewers and readers. Editing today is a varied field and so is the job of an editor. From reading materials to computer programs to radio programs, television shows, animation programs, internet videos and motion pictures editors are required in every field. Every country today has its own pool of editors who are expert at their work. They edit or refine work to make them presentable and perfect for their audience. In the following segment, we have provided detailed information about British editors, their life and their works. Read on.

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 1 Anna Wintour

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

 2 Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson
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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

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 3 Christopher Tolkien

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Famous As: English editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: January 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien was a French and English academic editor. The son of legendary author J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher edited much of his father's work, which was published after his father's demise. Christopher Tolkien is also credited with drawing the original maps in, The Lord of the Rings, one of his father's highly acclaimed novels.

 4 Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer
Birthdate: July 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 5 Alfred Douglas

Alfred Douglas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: March 20, 1945

 6 Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Editor
Birthdate: March 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 7 Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 Ted Koppel

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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, American

 9 Rebekah Brooks

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 10 Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor, Model
Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 7, 2007

 11 Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 12 Toby Young

Toby Young
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 13 Alan Coren

Alan Coren
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: October 18, 2007

 14 Tina Brown

Tina Brown
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 15 William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: July 11, 1903

 16 Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British, American

 17 Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington
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Famous As: Model, Wardrobe stylist, Fashion editor, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 18 Allegra Huston

Allegra Huston
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, American

 19 Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: June 26, 1939

 20 Dominic Lawson

Dominic Lawson
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Famous As: Columnist, Journalist, Editor
Birthdate: December 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 21 Gary Whitta

Gary Whitta
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 22 Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis
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Famous As: Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist
Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 7, 1957

 23 Charles Wintour

Charles Wintour
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: May 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 4, 1999

 24 Richard Hakluyt

Richard Hakluyt
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1553 AD
Nationality: British
Died: November 23, 1616

 25 William Worrall Mayo

William Worrall Mayo
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Famous As: Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, American
Died: March 6, 1911

 26 Anne V. Coates

Anne V. Coates
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Famous As: Film editor
Birthdate: December 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 27 David Astor

David Astor
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Famous As: Newspaper Publisher
Birthdate: March 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: December 7, 2001

 28 Norman Angell

Norman Angell
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Famous As: British Journalist & Author
Birthdate: December 26, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: October 7, 1967

 29 Henry Mayhew

Henry Mayhew
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 25, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 25, 1887

 30 Valerie Eliot

Valerie Eliot
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: November 9, 2012

 31 C.P. Scott

C.P. Scott
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Famous As: Former Editor of 'The Guardian'
Birthdate: October 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: January 1, 1932

 32 Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb
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Famous As: Newspaper editor
Birthdate: July 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: May 19, 2000

 33 James Anthony Froude

James Anthony Froude
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: April 23, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: October 20, 1894

 34 John Morley

John Morley
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 24, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: September 23, 1923

 35 J.R. Ackerley

J.R. Ackerley
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: June 4, 1967

 36 Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 10, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1904

 37 Norman Lockyer

Norman Lockyer
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: May 17, 1836
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 16, 1920

 38 John Maddox

John Maddox
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: April 12, 2009

 39 Stanley Sadie

Stanley Sadie
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Famous As: Musicologist
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 21, 2005

 40 Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: October 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: July 12, 1880

 41 Frederick James Furnivall

Frederick James Furnivall
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Famous As: Philologists
Birthdate: February 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 2, 1910

 42 Mark Boxer

Mark Boxer
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: May 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: July 20, 1988

 43 Robert Smith Surtees

Robert Smith Surtees
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: March 16, 1864

 44 Liz Tilberis

Liz Tilberis
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: September 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 21, 1999

 45 Bryher

Bryher
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: January 28, 1983

 46 Alice Meynell

Alice Meynell
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: November 27, 1922

 47 Rex Warner

Rex Warner
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 9, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: June 24, 1986

 48 Geoffrey Grigson

Geoffrey Grigson
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: November 25, 1985

 49 Alfred Richard Orage

Alfred Richard Orage
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: January 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: November 6, 1934

 50 Anne Scott-James

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 13, 2009