Redaction

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redact

To edit sensitive documents before release to the public. With today's heightened awareness of the legal implications of exposing information, it is common to redact even email messages before sending them.

Redaction

 

a variant text of a literary work resulting from the work’s revision by its author or some other person. The changes made generally result from the author’s creative quest. For example, A. N. Tolstoy’s novel The Sisters has three redactions (1922, 1925. and 1943).