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My question is similar to this, but not quite the same goal.

"being edited" or "in process of editing" or "in edit" in one word

I want a word to indicate that which is edited by an editor. Editee comes to mind, but pretty sure that's not a word. I don't want to indicate change, or incompletion. I just want a word for content that is being (or is to be edited) and can't think of a good one.

Edit (more details): The thing that is actually being edited is a record of a person. It's actually for a code variable while doing a permission check. Whether person A, one doing the editing, has the right to edit person B's data. I just went with editee for now, hope the next programmer to work with this won't go, wtf?!. Feels weird to use "content" when the content in question is another person. Also don't want to use something like this as a variable name $user_whose_info_is_being_or_will_be_edited

function permissionCheck($editor, $editee){
  • rough copy, source copy, rough draft? – GoldenGremlin Nov 9 '16 at 20:40
  • Is the thing being edited a newspaper article, a book, a movie, some computer source code, etc? Edit is a rather broad verb that has different meanings depending on thing being edited. – John Feltz Nov 9 '16 at 20:49
  • @JohnFeltz The thing that is actually being edited is a record of a person, thus the "editee" is a person who's info is to be edited. Added a longer explanation as a comment to Dave's answer. – Serhiy Nov 9 '16 at 21:04
  • Is there anything wrong with just 'record'? Any programmer or database administrator would understand that to mean a related collection of data that is subject to being edited. – calum_b Nov 9 '16 at 23:42
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    You're not editing a person. Your editing their account. (Otherwise, deleting the data would be murder, I guess.) – Laurel Nov 10 '16 at 20:03
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draft.
A preliminary version of a piece of writing. ‘the first draft of the party's manifesto’ [as modifier] ‘a draft document’ - OD

  • The thing that is actually being edited is a record of a person, thus the "editee" is a person who's info is to be edited. Added a longer explanation as a comment to Dave's answer. – Serhiy Nov 9 '16 at 21:04
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    The record is what's being edited. Draft is an accurate description of the variable and its state. It's a lot shorter than "pending", too. – The Nate Nov 12 '16 at 16:49
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While there are many types of editors (technical, etc) an editor edits CONTENT, be it written, audio, or visual.

The goal can be to create consistency, amplify a voice or simply ensure that the punctuation is correct.

http://theeditorsblog.net/2011/02/01/duties-of-an-editor-how-editors-help-writers/

  • The thing that is actually being edited is a record of a person. It's actually for a code variable while doing a permission check. Whether person a) one doing the editing, has the right to edit person b)'s data. I just went with editee for now, hope the next programmer to work with this won't go, wtf?!. Feels weird to use "content" when the content in question is another person. function permissionCheck($editor, $editee){ – Serhiy Nov 9 '16 at 21:02
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    @Serhiy good to put also put your clarifications into original question as not everyone will carefully read all the comments – k1eran Nov 9 '16 at 21:11
  • @k1eran done, thanks for the suggestion – Serhiy Nov 9 '16 at 21:12
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What's wrong with geek-talk for this implementation: $user, $member, $role? Even $editee is fine in that context.

  • Nothing, and I'm going with $editee, I was just wondering maybe there's a real word for it that isn't in my vocabulary. A quick Google only yielded the other question I referenced. – Serhiy Nov 9 '16 at 21:23

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