Editing and Revising

Editing

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information through the processes of correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete work.

editing n : putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form [syn: {redaction}]

Edit \Ed"it\ ([e^]d"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Edited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Editing}.] [F. ['e]diter, or L. editus, p. p. of edere to give out, put forth, publish; e out + dare to give. See {Date} a point of time.] To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper. [1913 Webster] Philosophical treatises which have never been edited. --Enfield. [1913 Webster]

Revising

Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life.

revising n : editing that involves writing something again [syn: {rewriting}]

Revise \Re*vise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revising}.] [F. reviser, fr. L. revidere, revisum, to see again; pref. re- re- + videre, visum, to see. See {Review}, {View}.] 1. To look at again for the detection of errors; to re["e]xamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) To compare (a proof) with a previous proof of the same matter, and mark again such errors as have not been corrected in the type. [1913 Webster] 3. To review, alter, and amend; as, to revise statutes; to revise an agreement; to revise a dictionary. [1913 Webster] {The Revised Version of the Bible}, a version prepared in accordance with a resolution passed, in 1870, by both houses of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury, England. Both English and American revisers were employed on the work. It was first published in a complete form in 1885, and is a revised form of the Authorized Version. See {Authorized Version}, under {Authorized}. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • editing: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • editing: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • revising: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • revising: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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