There's lots of talk at the moment of redaction.
My Latin is a bit rusty these days, but redaction comes from 'the act of reducing' or more accurately compressing, or editing a work or an act. So you could have a redacted version of a piece of writing.
Or a redacted version of an official document, which is what's being causing all the grief at the moment.
For those not in the UK, MP's expenses have been published for the first time by Parliament, albeit heavily redacted. So redacted that it's almost impossible to glean any new information. Luckily we have the Fourth Estate to take care of that.
Anyway. We had some clients in the office the other day and before they arrived I spent 15 minutes redacting the office. You've all done similar things. You dash around hiding any scruffy old jumpers, putting the porn in a dark cupboard and taking down any revenue targets that may have been pinned to the wall. This is the kind of stuff that happens in every agency up and down the land. In this age of transparency and friendliness is this really necessary?
What's the worst thing a client could see? In fact, let's ask the listeners, what's the worst thing you've moved out of the view of a client?