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Food Writers and Editors
Food writers write about food and drink. They may report on food- or cooking-related events, interview chefs or other food/cooking personalities, review recipes or restaurants, or simply write about a specific food or product. With their writing, they may persuade the general public to choose certain goods, services, and personalities.
Food editors perform a wide range of functions, but their primary responsibility is to ensure that text provided by food writers is suitable in content, format, and style for the intended audiences.
Food writers and editors work for magazines, trade journals, newspapers, books, and radio and television broadcasts. They may also work as freelancers. There are approximately 43,590 writers and 98,790 editors employed in the United States.