For simple text editing, you might like to try using Pico which is the editor that Pine uses for composing email messages. Pico comes with built-in help and context-sensitive menus. To use it, just give the command
For more advanced and intricate editing of text files, IT Services recommend the use of nedit. This requires the use of X-Windows, which you can get by logging in through eXceed. If you are used to Microsoft Windows editors, you should find nedit easy to use. It comes with menus and online help.