Substantive editing is the process of checking your document for clarity, style, and overall structure. Often, the very first draft of a manuscript or non-fiction document is unorganized. The purpose of substantive editing is to bring an organizational structure to your manuscript or text, without changing your original goals or ideas.
Developmental editing is the most detailed level of editing. At this level, the author and the editor are the most collaborative. The developmental editor you hire should provide:
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