So I am trying to find the Topic of the sentence, the verb, and the object. Is this whole sentence the topic?
Why the hell do they make the topic one long winded sentence?
Verb = 作る編集
Topic = 知名度の高い執筆者ばかり適当に揃えて一冊の雑誌を作る編集は, why does this long winded topic include a verb?
Noun = 知名度の高い執筆者
Anyhoo my take on it:
Well-known authors ( what does ばかり do, as far as I know it means right after something happens, or to emphasize a point ) appropriately sort out a volume of magazines-> Make and edit it. For example making fake food on the table that makes it look like it came from a great chef.
So is the just of what they are trying to say is that these well known authors create a magazine and show fake food in them to make it look like its from a great chef?