Redaction is a fancy way to describe the process of organizing and editing something before publishing it. Your fifty-page story will need some redaction before the school literary magazine will accept it!

You can use the noun redaction for the finished version of a text as well as the process of getting it into this form: "You can throw that copy away, because I've got the redaction ready for you to look at." It's also common to see redaction defined as a censored version of a document, like the redaction journalists receive from the CIA, with classified sections blacked out.

Definitions of redaction
  1. noun
    the act of putting something in writing
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    type of:
    authorship, composition, penning, writing
    the act of creating written works
  2. noun
    putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
    synonyms: editing
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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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