I think I circled around the point — I’m not suggesting that editing isn’t a method of excising/hiding a notion out of a statement, but instead one of intricately framing a conversation/statement into something that you are comfortably with revealing certain things with, or talking about certain subjects in.

Essentially, I use the term ‘editing’ as a process in which people to clarify/rework statements without constraint, into a tone/dialogue they find satisfactory. I specifically don’t think of ‘editing’ in this context as a synonym for ‘restrained’ ( which I may have inadvertantly suggested), but the exact opposite.