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> And what companies did they work for?
> This seems to me like an apples and oranges discussion. As you
> previously described the publishing hierarchy (let's call it apples), an
> Editor seems to rule over a writer. The Editor has control over what
> goes in, what goes out, and what is written about in the first place.
> They have initial and final approval of an article. They writer cannot
> supersede the Editor's judgment.
Tiny little nit: what people in most software companies call an
'editor' is a 'copyeditor' in the publishing world.
The title 'editor' in the journalism world is roughly equivalent to
the corporate 'lead writer,' 'manager,' or whatever.
The misunderstanding here seems to be almost completely semantic.