Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Writer Vs Editor : What the Difference?

  Hi welcome back to the Chaoskp69 posterous blog.Today I wanna share with u all about the difference between the writer and the editor.As we know the writers develop and research original written material,while editors guide, review and revise content. Writers and editors usually require at least a bachelor's degree. Suitable degree programs include English, journalism and communications; however, individuals with exceptionalwriting skills may also be hired,particularly if they have specialized experience in the subject they're writing about.

What Do Writers Do?

Writers are behind all the text for books, periodicals, promotions and online publications including blogs, informational websites and online newspapers. Writers also create the stories and dialog for video games, movies, television shows and scripted radio broadcasts.

To make their writing accurate and believable, writers and authors conduct original research through a variety of methods depending on their genre of writing. For example, fiction writers may use personal observation to research personal interactions, while nonfiction writers typically conduct interviews and research historical books and texts.

Types of Writer

Freelance writers are self-employed writers who sell their work to multiple publications, TV producers, advertising agencies and news organizations under contracts for single projects or recurring assignments. Scriptwriters produce materials for radio, TV, video games and movies; scriptwriters who specialize in movies are screenwriters. Biographers, novelists, songwriters and playwrights are also typically freelance.

Staff writers are typically employees, often of organizations in the media and publishing industries where they might be known as reporters, news analysts, or correspondents. Copywriters, who prepare advertising and promotional text, may be employed by an ad agency or corporation's marketing department, or they may be freelancers who work on marketing projects for several clients.

What Do Editors Do?

Editors oversee a publication and its writers. Personnel matters that editors may be responsible for include providing writers with assignments, giving writers feedback on their work and hiring editorial assistants, interns and fact checkers. To manage a book, magazine, journal or other publication, editors plan the content, decide what materials will be used and, in fiction works, review storylines. Editors may also annotate drafts for revision to ensure that grammatical and factual errors are not in the final product.

Types of Editor

Major newspapers and magazines have executive editors, managing editors, assignment editors, assistant editors and copy editors, with increasingly narrow duties. Executive editors supervise offices and determine the content of the publication. Managing editors oversee the daily operations of a particular department or newspaper section, like news or arts. Assignment editors determine which writers cover which stories. Copy editors handle grammatical errors and correct readability issues, as well as confirm that articles meet requirements outlined in editorial policies.

What's the Difference in Salaries for Writers and Editors?

Salaries for writers and editors vary and depend on a number of factors, including the industry and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2009 writers earned a median annual wage of $53,900 while editors earned a median annual wage of $50,800 ( In December 2010, reported the highest wages for writers working in the publishing industry, while the highest reported wages for editors were in the magazine industry.It clearly the writer will be earn more than the editor.

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