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Editing, adapting and proofreading - thesaurus

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adapt

verb

to change a book or play so that it can be made into a movie, TV program, etc.

append

verb

formal to add something to the end of a piece of writing

bowdlerize

verb

to remove the parts of a book, movie, or play that are likely to offend people, with the result that it is no longer very good

censor

verb

to remove parts of a book, movie, letter, etc. for moral, religious, or political reasons

compress

verb

to write something in fewer words

condense

verb

to make a piece of writing shorter by removing some parts

cut

verb

to make something such as a piece of writing, a speech, a movie, or a broadcast shorter by removing parts from it

cut

verb

to remove parts from something such as a piece of writing, a speech, a movie, or a broadcast, especially because they are not suitable

cut down

to make something such as a speech or piece of writing shorter

delete

verb

to remove or cross out something that has been written

dramatize

verb

theatre to make a book or story into a play

edit

verb

to produce a book by choosing, arranging, and explaining things that other people have written

emend

verb

to correct mistakes in something, especially a piece of writing before it is printed

erase

verb

to remove writing, drawing, or marks made by a pencil or pen by rubbing it off with an eraser

excise

verb

formal to remove part of a book or movie, for example because it is considered offensive

fictionalize

verb

to use a real event as the story for a book, play, or movie by changing some details

hack

verb

to spoil a piece of writing by removing or changing a lot of its parts

interpolate

verb

formal to add something in the middle of a piece of writing

mark up

to correct or write notes or instructions on a piece of writing, especially before it is published

pad out

to put unnecessary information into something to make it longer

paginate

verb

to put a number on each page of a book or other document

paragraph

verb

to organize a piece of writing into paragraphs

proof

verb

informal to proofread

proofread

verb

to read something written or printed and mark any mistakes so that they can be corrected

read

verb

used for telling someone about mistakes in printing

read through

to read all of a document, book, etc. in order to check or correct it

redact

verb

formal to make changes to a document before it is published

rewrite

verb

to make changes to a piece of writing in order to make it better

rub out

British to erase something you have written or drawn

sanitize

verb

to take out from information, writing, etc. parts that might be offensive or unpleasant, usually in a way that makes them less interesting and less useful

score out

to draw a line through written words

scratch

verb

to remove something, for example a word from a sentence or something from a list

scratch out

to remove a word from a sentence or something from a list by drawing a line through it

strike

verb

to remove words from a document, for example by drawing a line through them

strike out

to remove words from a document, for example by drawing a line through them

update

verb

to add the most recent information to something such as a book, document, or list

water down

to make something such as a statement or newspaper article less offensive, powerful, or detailed

write in

to add words or numbers that are missing from something

write out

to remove a character from a television or radio series by writing stories that do not include them

X out

to draw an X over something that you have written to show that you do not want or need it

BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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