Part 4 of 4
Check out the list of industry editors:
Project editor: A project editor is responsible for the overall project. They ensure that the book is moving according to schedule and usually oversee and work with other editors (like a developmental editor or proofreader) to get the job done.
Acquisitions/Commissioning editor: An acquisitions editor is responsible for reading through submissions or finding work that matches the goal and vision of the organization to publish. If you ever have to submit to an organization or want to pitch, this is most likely the person you will be in contact with.
Chief editor: They review the final product in a process to see if it meets the organization's expectations and is ready to be published.
Editor in chief/at-large: An editor in chief usually upholds the company's image, end goals, and philosophy. They oversee all editors and departments in the organization.
Now that you know the different types of editors you may encounter or want to work with, which editor do you need for the current stage of your project? Let us know in comments below, and we will be happy to serve you.
Part 1 of 4: Book Editing Basics
Part 2 of 4: Content Editing Tools
Part 3 of 4: Types of Editors