My editorial experience includes Marvel Comics (1989-1996), Tokyopop (2003-2008), Blizzard Entertainment (2008-2009), Disney Publishing Worldwide (2010-2012) and freelancing for various companies in between and since.
"Editor" can mean a lot of things depending on the field and the medium. In my seven years at Marvel Comics (five in New York, two in Los Angeles under Stan Lee), a comic book editor is the caretaker of the property / characters under their control as well as the project manager for their books. The editor hires the entire creative team (writer(s), penciler(s), inker(s), letterer(s) and colorist(s)), sets and enforces their schedules, approves storylines and artwork and coordinates with design, production, sales, marketing, manufacturing and accounting to help get the comic print-ready, printed and sold.
In my five years at Tokyopop, editors worked on English Adaptations of manga (comics from Japan) and manhwa (comics from Korea) and also helped to create original manga based on licensed properties (like Star Wars and Warcraft) or from entirely new concepts.
Following is a small selection of my editorial work: