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v. re·wrote (-rōt′), re·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), re·writ·ing, re·writes
1. To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise.
2. To put (material submitted to a newspaper or magazine) in a form suitable for publishing.
3. Computers To save (a usually altered file) over its most recent version in the same storage location.
To make revisions in written material.
n. (rē′rīt′)
1. The act or an instance of rewriting.
2. Something rewritten.

re·writ′a·ble, re·write′a·ble adj.
re·writ′er n.
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(Journalism & Publishing) journalism US a person who rewrites material for publication
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Noun1.rewriter - someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
abbreviator, abridger - one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
editor, editor in chief - a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
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(129) The result in each case was a rethinking of what the Court does when it acts--from "discoverer" of the common law to "maker," and from "interpreter" of a statute to "rewriter."
I mean, I don't even know if I'm a writer, I'm a rewriter at this point.
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Once the data were organized, it was subjected to the Climate Model Output Rewriter (CMOR), where units, axis labeling, and standardized metadata were modified to conform to the CMIP5 standards (Williams et al.
[6] presented a method for automatic parallelization inside a binary rewriter. It is a rare method that focuses on static parallelization of sequential code at the binary level, an approach that resembles the method we propose here.
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An intersection between the designs proper to collaboration and a non-hierarchical understanding of the translation rationale occurs when the latter-day rewriter or remediator collaborates with the early modern author in generating opportunities for meaning that a text, four hundred years after its inception, can enjoy in a distinct time, cultural environment, and expressive medium.
Whereas some consider him/her a translator using the same strategies as any other person dedicated to the task (Tanqueiro 19), there are different positions that highlight the creative character of the self-translator and his/her role of cultural mediator and rewriter (Mercuri 2009; Bassnett 2013).
The "lost tongue" becomes a metaphor for all the silences buried alive in history with no substantial evidence or resources left with the rewriter to recover them.
One Filipino rewriter I wrote with said she'd rewritten over 20,000 stories.