The editor of a book is responsible for finding all of the spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, but the most important thing the editor does is to make suggestions to the author and illustrator that will improve the book.
Editors can suggest different words that the author could use that will make the story more interesting or exciting. They can ask the author to write something in a different way that will help explain the story better. They might even tell the author that parts of the story arenít needed.
The editor also makes suggestions to the illustrator. He or she might notice that the characters donít look like what the author described, or that the picture is too confusing. The editor might notice that a character is fat in one picture, but thin in another. The editor has to make sure that the words and the pictures make sense together.
The editor's job is really hard, because he has to make suggestions to help make the book better, without trying to change what the author and illustrator meant to do.
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