• What is Substantive Editing
    The substantive editor proofreads and copy edits and also makes minor changes and/or recommends deletions, rearrangements, rewording and rephrasing to eliminate potential confusion, wordiness, triteness and inappropriate or confusing jargon or made-up words.

    The substantive editor points out gaps and contradictions in info and issues inadvertently raised but not addressed by the author.

    The substantive editor polishes the prose, suggests clearer phrasing, smoother, better flow of ideas.