Substantive Editing combines very heavy copy editing with applied developmental editing.
As your substantive editor, I edit your manuscript at a deeper level than copy editing, I reorganize, change sentence structure, and add more transitional copy than would be called for in a copy edit. I consult with you about the largest changes to be sure that you are in agreement before they are applied.
I edit electronically in Word. According to your preference I will submit a clean, ready-to-use, edited manuscript or an edited red-lined manuscript with Word's track-changes displayed so that you can review each edit before you accept it. I also offer pen-and-ink editing to authors who request it.
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