Red-penciled - definition of red-penciled by The Free Dictionary
red-pencil (redirected from red-penciled)
To censor, cut, revise, or correct with or as if with a red pencil.
, -cilling or -cilled
, -ciling or -ciled
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to revise or correct (a book, manuscript, etc)
v.t. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. Brit.) -cilled, -cil•ling.
to edit (written material) with or as if with a pencil having a red lead.
Past participle: red-pencilled
References in periodicals archive
I had a boss who would have red-penciled
both of those contractions; he didn't want to see them in selling copy.
Like most Web sites, Wikipedia offers up editorless content, free from the wrought-iron blockades of publishing rejection and the red-penciled
obstructions of editorial oversight.
An episode dealing with President Sadat's assassination was red-penciled
by the censors.