Frequently Asked Questions - editors
For multi-author books, like the Acharya series', the industry often uses the term Volume Editors. This Editor's job is much different to that of a copy editor. An Editor will make use of a copy editor.
The Editor is herself a subject matter specialist, often an authority in the field. Editors are themselves seasoned writers and previously published authors.
The Editor goes through the process of selecting and preparing written works that will convey a coherent book that holds together and remains true to its mission, and is pleasing to its intended audience. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work
The Editor is also the project editor or production editor, who sees the copy through its stages from manuscript to bound book and usually assumes most of the budget and schedule responsibilities.
Editors may organize anthologies and other compilations, produce definitive editions, and organize and manage contributions to a multi-author book.
Acharya Volume Editors work on a flat rate to compensate only for the time estimated it should take to complete the project.