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

Anna Wintour.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

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
Birthplace: London, England

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

Christopher Tolkien.
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Famous As: English editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
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
Birthplace: Swansea
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 5 Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godstone

 6 Nigel Lawson

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

 7 Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England
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 8 Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, UK

Ted Koppel is an American broadcast journalist who contributed immensely to the success of the popular late-night television news program Nightline, working as its anchor from 1980 to 2005. Considered one of the most remarkable among the serious-minded interviewers on TV, Ted Koppel has won several prestigious awards, including 42 Emmy Awards and nine Overseas Press Club awards.

 9 Isabella Blow

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

 10 Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mitcham, Surrey, England, UK

A reputed English author, Michael John Moorcock began his writing career as a teenager, selling fictions to various British pulp magazines. He became the editor of New World magazine by his mid-twenties. Concurrently, he continued to write, primarily science fictions and fantasies, and received multiple awards and honors for them.  

 11 Alan Coren

Alan Coren.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paddington
Died: October 18, 2007

 12 Toby Young

Toby Young
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England

 13 William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: July 11, 1903

 14 Tina Brown

Tina Brown
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maidenhead

 15 Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oxford, England

Best known for his Xanth novels, such as Well-Tempered Clavicle and Esrever Doom, bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony was born to Quaker parents in Britain, who later settled in the U.S. He lives with his wife in a remote forest area in Central Florida.

 16 Allegra Huston

Allegra Huston
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 17 Alfred Douglas

Alfred Douglas.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Powick, Worcestershire, England
Died: March 20, 1945

 18 Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington
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Famous As: Model, Wardrobe stylist, Fashion editor, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anglesey

 19 Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Merton, Surrey, England
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
Birthplace: Wandsworth

 21 Gary Whitta

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

 22 Wyndham Lewis

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

 23 Charles Wintour

Charles Wintour
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: May 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pamphill, England
Died: November 4, 1999

 24 Richard Hakluyt

Richard Hakluyt
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1553 AD
Birthplace: London, England
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
Birthplace: Salford
Died: March 6, 1911

Part of the renowned Mayo family of doctors of the U.S., William Worrall Mayo played a key role in establishing the Mayo Clinic. He and his two sons built the St. Mary’s Hospital, along with the Sisters of St. Francis, after the deadly tornado of 1883 destroyed Rochester.

 26 Anne V. Coates

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

 27 Valerie Eliot

Valerie Eliot
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: November 9, 2012

 28 Cristina Odone

Cristina Odone
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

 29 Norman Angell

Norman Angell.
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Famous As: British Journalist & Author
Birthdate: December 26, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
Died: October 7, 1967

 30 Henry Mayhew

Henry Mayhew
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 25, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 25, 1887

 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
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset
Died: January 1, 1932

 32 Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb
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Famous As: Newspaper editor
Birthdate: July 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fitzwilliam, England
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
Birthplace: Dartington, England
Died: October 20, 1894

James Anthony Froude was an English novelist, biographer, and historian. He also contributed as an editor for Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country. Froude was often counted among the best-known historians of his time. A controversial personality, Froude's writings were often polemical which earned him many outspoken opponents.

 34 John Morley

John Morley
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 24, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackburn, England
Died: September 23, 1923

 35 David Astor

David Astor
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Famous As: Newspaper Publisher
Birthdate: March 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 7, 2001

 36 Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 10, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gravesend, England
Died: March 24, 1904

 37 J.R. Ackerley

J.R. Ackerley
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 4, 1967

 38 Norman Lockyer

Norman Lockyer
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: May 17, 1836
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Died: August 16, 1920

 39 John Maddox

John Maddox
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Penllergaer, Wales
Died: April 12, 2009

 40 Stanley Sadie

Stanley Sadie
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Famous As: Musicologist
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wembley, London, England
Died: March 21, 2005

 41 Frederick James Furnivall

Frederick James Furnivall
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Famous As: Philologists
Birthdate: February 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Egham, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 2, 1910

 42 Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: October 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, England
Died: July 12, 1880

Tom Taylor was an English biographer, dramatist, critic, and public servant. He also contributed as an editor for the popular British weekly magazine, Punch. His best-known playwright work Our American Cousin has gained historical significance as Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 while watching this particular play.

 43 Mark Boxer

Mark Boxer
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: May 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkhamsted,England
Died: July 20, 1988

 44 Bryher

Bryher
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Margate, England
Died: January 28, 1983

 45 Robert Smith Surtees

Robert Smith Surtees
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: County Durham, England
Died: March 16, 1864

 46 Liz Tilberis

Liz Tilberis
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: September 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alderley Edge, England
Died: April 21, 1999

 47 Alice Meynell

Alice Meynell
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barnes, London, England
Died: November 27, 1922

British writer and poet Alice Meynell was mostly raised in Italy. Her sonnet My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden impressed publisher Wilfrid Meynell, whom she later married. Remembered for works such as Preludes, she used simple words. She was also an ardent supporter of equal suffrage for women.

 48 Rex Warner

Rex Warner
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 9, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: June 24, 1986

 49 Alfred Richard Orage

Alfred Richard Orage
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: January 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dacre, England
Died: November 6, 1934

 50 John Lehmann

John Lehmann
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bourne End, Wooburn Green, United Kingdom
Died: April 7, 1987