overedit

verb
over·​ed·​it | \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-dət How to pronounce overedit (audio) \
overedited; overediting

Definition of overedit

transitive + intransitive

: to edit (something) more than is necessary or appropriate overedit a manuscript Scenes in the movie were choppy and overedited. Editors do overedit, of course, when they substitute their own taste, their own approach, their own view of a subject for those of the author.— John P. Dessauer The late, great Theodore Bernstein of The New York Times said the inner ring of hell was reserved for editors who overedit. The innermost ring was for those who overedit and make it wrong.— Charles Einstein

First Known Use of overedit

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Overedit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overedit. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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