What does editing mean?

April 28, 2011

Royal wedding snapshots: Naked Kate, but no glitter balls

In particular, courtiers are said to have shuddered over her suggestion to erect glitter balls in the throne room where a post-weeding breakfast disco is going to be held. Public-spirited organizers are throwing 5,1000 street parties with Streets Alive, a community relations group, estimating that each will cater for between 80 and 100 residents.

Whitehall sources revealed that ministers were bit consulted by courtiers over a decision to exclude the two former Labor prime ministers from Friday’s guest list.

This article lists an editor at the bottom. What exactly does “editing” mean?

There are at least 3 major typos.

It seems like editing is not an important issue in online articles. Why would Reuters put out something like this?

Michael F.

The story shouldn’t have made it onto our file in that condition: GBU Editor

Kate Middleton, fiancee of Britain’s Prince William, reacts to the crowd during a visit Witton Country Park in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool

 

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