Best Professional Editor Hugo

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In one form or another this is one of only two categories which has endured for the entire length of the Hugos. The category was one of the original seven Hugo categories under the name "Best Professional Magazine" with the exception of the first foreign Worldcon, Loncon I in 1957, which had two best magazine awards, Best American Professional Magazine and Best British Professional Magazine.

In 1973, the title of the category changed to become the Best Professional Editor Hugo category, in order to recognize the editor more than the magazine, but nothing substantially changed. In 2006, the category split into the Best Editor Short Form (magazines and anthologies) and Best Editor Long Form (novels).

Year Winner
1946 John W. Campbell, Jr.
1951 John W. Campbell, Jr.
1953: For this year see Best Professional Magazine
1954 John W. Campbell, Jr.
1955-1972: For these years see Best Professional Magazine
1973 Ben Bova
1974 Ben Bova
1975 Ben Bova
1976 Ben Bova
1977 Ben Bova
1978 George H. Scithers
1979 Ben Bova
1980 George H. Scithers
1981 Edward L. Ferman
1982 Edward L. Ferman
1983 Edward L. Ferman
1984 Shawna McCarthy
1985 Terry Carr
1986 Judy-Lynn del Rey
1987 Terry Carr
1988 Gardner Dozois
1989 Gardner Dozois
1990 Gardner Dozois
1991 Gardner Dozois
1992 Gardner Dozois
1993 Gardner Dozois
1994 Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1995 Gardner Dozois
1996 Gardner Dozois
1997 Gardner Dozois
1998 Gardner Dozois
1999 Gardner Dozois
2000 Gardner Dozois
2001 Gardner Dozois
2002 Ellen Datlow
2003 Gardner Dozois
2004 Gardner Dozois
2005 Ellen Datlow
2006 David G. Hartwell
Starting 2007, the Best Editor Long Form category was split off. Best Editor Short Form continues below.
2007 Gordon Van Gelder
2008 Gordon Van Gelder
2009 Ellen Datlow
2010 Ellen Datlow
2011 Sheila Williams
2012 Sheila Williams
2013 Stanley Schmidt
2014 Ellen Datlow
2015 no award
2016 Ellen Datlow
2017 Ellen Datlow
2018 Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas

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