Project Description

Annotated Text Redaction

What is Annotated Text Redaction?

e-Redact allows users to quickly and easily remove sensitive information from a paper-based or electronic file using text redaction. Text redaction is used when original information must be redacted from a document but an explanatory ad-hoc note may be helpful in describing why the information has been removed.

A good example of this may be the removal of an address from a letter as it may be a ‘Safe House’ used for protecting witnesses.

How do Annotated Text Redactions Work?

The text redaction tool can be configured to any format but ordinarily the user would simply draw a box over the top of the sensitive content to remove it from the document.

e-Redact then allows the user to enter notes explaining why the content has been removed (i.e. Address of safe house removed).

Annotated Text Redactions function like a virtual Post-It™ note that can be included in any source file to quickly and easily remove content or simply add explanatory notes to a file.

Why use Manual Redaction?

Manual redaction has been proven to redact files 80% more efficiently than other conventional photocopying and marker pen redaction techniques. Click Here to read about how Trafford Council took their daily redaction processing time down from 4 Hours to just 40 Minutes.

Explanatory Notes

Add Electronic Post-It Notes to Documents

Environmentally Sound

Very Fast & Convenient

Add & Remove notes during Collaborative Review of Redacted Files

Redact and add explanation in one easy step

After initial trials we quickly decided to buy e-Redact and to integrate it into the processes. We redact our files in just 40 minutes since adopting e-redact, this task used to take us 4 hours manually. Trafford Council


  • Explanatory Notes

    Annotated text redaction is superb for any client that needs to add ad-hoc comments to redactions (i.e. to explain the business reason for withheld information).

  • Add Electronic Post-it Notes to Documents

    The annotated text redaction tool can be configured to look like an electronic Post-It note which are perfect for supporting internal review of Working Copy documents.

  • Environmentally Sound

    Annotated text redactions avoid the need to print-off documents and distribute comments relating to applied redactions manually. All discussions to determine appropriate information to redact can be supported online using e-Redact’s various tools (including text redactions).

Why you will love e-Redact


The manual redaction tool allows information to be removed quickly and easily using the rectangle or scribble redaction tools.


Manual redaction has been proven to redact files 80% more efficiently than conventional redaction techniques.

100% compliant

With the Freedom of Information (FoI), Data Protection Act (DPA) & Environmental Information Request (EIR) legislation.


e-Redact sets the benchmark in the redaction industry for accuracy – No other solution comes close.


Configure to accommodate specific workflow requirements and user-defined specifications, either automatically or manually.


Validate redactions, extracted case indexing data, and eFile acceptance at the same time!