Editing is when you make changes, especially to a written document, that improve the finished product. A good English teacher will tell you that editing is just as important as writing.

Modifying your short story, cutting out some lines and adding others, is one example of editing. When a US senator makes changes to a complicated bill so it will please both Democrats and Republicans, it's also editing. Editing a work or document often makes it shorter, and it almost always makes it better. The Latin root of editing is editionem, "a bringing forth, producing," or "a statement or account."

Definitions of editing
  1. noun
    putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
    synonyms: redaction
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    copy editing
    putting something into a form suitable for a printer
    cut, deletion, excision
    the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    something substituted for an error
    revising, rewriting
    editing that involves writing something again
    a correction made by erasing
    rescript, revisal, revise, revision
    the act of rewriting something
    recasting, rephrasing, rewording
    changing a particular word or phrase
    type of:
    piece of writing, writing, written material
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
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