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"Editorial" is a noun which is often translated as "publishing house", and "editor" is a noun which is often translated as "editor". Learn more about the difference between "editorial" and "editor" below.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (company)
a. publishing house
Estoy buscando una editorial que publique mi cómic.I am looking for a publishing house to publish my comic.
b. publisher
La editorial se dedica exclusivamente a la literatura infantil.The publisher is devoted exclusively to children's literature.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (article)
a. editorial
El periódico publicó un editorial sobre las consecuencias del "brexit".The newspaper ran an editorial on the consequences of Brexit.
b. leading article
El director escribió un editorial agradeciendo a los lectores el décimo aniversario del periódico.The editor wrote a leading article thanking readers for the newspaper's 10th anniversary.
c. leader (United Kingdom)
La mayoría de los periódicos de hoy tienen editoriales sobre las elecciones presidenciales.Most newspapers today have leaders on the presidential election.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to editing)
a. publishing
Laura trabaja en el sector editorial y le encanta estar rodeada de publicaciones todo el día.Laura works in the publishing field and loves being surrounded by publications all day long.
b. editorial
El trabajo editorial no está muy bien pagado.Editorial work is not that well paid.
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el editor, la editora(
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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (person who corrects)
a. editor
El editor me sugirió que eliminase el quinto capítulo y que acortase el sexto.My editor suggested eliminating the fifth chapter and shortening the sixth.
2. (publishing entity)
a. publisher
No encuentro editor para mi novela.I can't find a publisher for my novel.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (computing)
a. editor
Escribí la carta de presentación con ayuda de un editor de texto.I wrote the cover letter with the help of a text editor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to the publishing industry)
a. publishing
Esa casa editora solo trabaja con autores conocidos.That publishing house only works with known authors.
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