Jason Robards in All the President's Men
A good editor must first be a good reporter. The editor's primary job is reviewing the reporter's work, so the editor must have experience of being a reporter. A good editor should be a near expert in style. Reporters must look to them for answers and advice. A good editor should review and double-check for local and historical facts, math, and various legal and ethical issues. A good editor must keep up with the current times and be update with the latest technology. For a good editor should know the what is fit to publish between print or online. A good editor should know how to optimize the latest technology best to a story's advantage. A good editor must be strict, but fair and be able to make hard decisions. An AP stylebook has only a limited amount of information. A good editor can has a wealth of knowledge and experience.