Anytime there's a blog post or an article about Curation--someone pipes up in the comments with a weary sigh and says: "Isn't this just a fancy new word for an editor?"
So, let's deal with this in a direct way.
A curator is NOT an editor. Here's why.
Editors come in many shapes and sizes. The flavors include Acquisitions Editor, Articles Editor, Assignment Editor, Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, Contributing Editor/Editor at Large, Department/Features Editor, Executive Editor, Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief.
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