editing

  

Definition

Arranging, revising, and preparing a written, audio, or video material for final production, usually by a party (called an editor) other than the creator of the material. The objectives of editing include (1) detection and removal of factual, grammatical, and typographical errors, (2) clarification of obscure passages, (3) elimination of parts not suitable for the targeted audience, and (4) proper sequencing to achieve a smooth, unbroken flow of narrative.

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  • I had to practice editing a bit more and do a few more jobs before I could consider myself a professional film editor.

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  • The editing done by the copywriter was excellent so we decided to bring him on full time to join our organization.

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  • As a Japanese teacher, it was hard work editing my students' essays, since they often made so many spelling and grammatical mistakes due to their inexperience in communicating with the language.

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