1 redact, copy-edit, rewrite, rephrase, modify, alter, adapt, change, revise, correct, emend, style, restyle, polish, touch up:
His job is to edit the stories into idiomatic English.
2 Often, edit out. blue-pencil, cut (out), delete, censor, erase, bleep, blip; bowdlerize, expurgate, clean up:
They edited out all his slanderous asides before broadcasting the interview.
3 cut, condense, compress, shorten, crop, reduce:
The story has to be edited so that it fits on one page.
4 prepare, compile, assemble, select, arrange, organize, order, reorganize, reorder:
Margoliouth edited the collected letters of Andrew Marvell.