Thursday, September 26, 2013

What an Editor Does

...is curate. Without that intervention there's nothing but "blooming, buzzing confusion."(Henry James)

From the Online Etymological Dictionary



curator (n.) Look up curator at Dictionary.com
mid-14c., from Latin curator "overseer, manager, guardian," agent noun from curatus, past participle of curare (see cure (v.)). Originally of those put in charge of minors, lunatics, etc.; meaning "officer in charge of a museum, library, etc." is from 1660s.
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