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Relating to writing and editing

authorial

adjective

relating to the author of a book, play etc

authorship

noun

the fact of being the person who has written a particular book, document etc

censorship

noun

the process of removing parts of books, films, letters etc that are considered unsuitable for moral, religious, or political reasons

creative writing

noun

the activity of writing poetry and fiction, especially as an educational subject

cut

noun

an act of making something such as a piece of writing, a speech, a film, or a broadcast shorter

cut

noun

an act of removing parts from something such as a piece of writing, a speech, a film, or a broadcast, especially because they are not suitable

edit

noun

the process of editing something such as a book, document, or film

editorial

adjective

relating to the process of editing of books, magazines, newspapers etc

pagination

noun

the numbers on the pages of a book or other document, or the process of putting numbers on pages

pen name

noun

a name a writer uses instead of their real name on stories, articles etc that they write

proof

noun

a copy of a book or article that someone reads and corrects before the final copy is made

transcription

noun

the process of writing something down, especially a conversation or speech

writing

noun

the job or activity of creating books, poems, newspaper articles etc

editorially

adverb

emendation

noun

expurgation

noun

interpolation

noun

the written word

writing in general

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

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