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the reworking by an editor of an author’s work for publication or for broadcasting on radio or television. Editing may be political, scholarly, or literary. In practice, however, the editing of new works is a single creative process that aims to perfect the content and form of the work while preserving the author’s individuality. Editing of literary or scholarly works in the preparation of authoritative texts consists of compilation, establishment of a definitive text, and the preparation of reference material.


Sikorskii, N. M. Teoriia i praktika redaktirovaniia. Moscow, 1971.


Making modifications. See edit.
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I must say I have enjoyed these thirty-five years, soliciting and editing articles, and introducing all the issues with these editorials in which I tried to write grace fully and hopefully, and even with an occasional bit of humor.
Jay Walsh, a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation, which manages the encyclopaedia, said the removal of the page appeared to have stopped thousands of UK users from editing articles on Wikipedia, which allows readers to self-edit its pages.
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