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Can we refer to the action of editing as to an edit? For example as in this sentence, "I paid a lot to get that edit done, it was a long text". Or "Free photo edits for the first 100 customers".

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closed as general reference by MετάEd, tchrist, coleopterist, Kris, RegDwigнt Mar 20 '13 at 7:35

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Any particular reason why that wouldn't be valid? Seems like you should check a few dictionaries first, and tell us what you find with an edit to your question. – J.R. Mar 19 '13 at 22:08
Welcome to English Language & Usage. This question lacks basic information: why you ask and what you researched before asking. – MετάEd Mar 19 '13 at 22:21
The reason why I'm asking is that since English is not my first language I wasn't sure if it's the proper way to say it. I should have checked in the dictionary first. I tried to google it, but in most cases people refered to photo editing rather than photo edits so I was confused. – Bonzoq Mar 19 '13 at 22:28
A question like this would probably be better received on the site for English Language Learners. That said, even if you ask questions there, you should do basic research first, and share what you found when you ask your question. Here's a great example of a non-native speaker doing a splendid job of including prior research in the question. I suppose every question need not be that thorough; still, there is much to emulate there. – J.R. Mar 19 '13 at 23:56
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Yes. From the free dictionary:

edit, n. : An act or instance of editing: made several last-minute edits for reasons of space.

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Thanks. I guess the correct order is dictionary first, than asking for help. Will remember next time. – Bonzoq Mar 19 '13 at 22:32

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