Substantive & Copy Editing

Substantive editing focuses on your writing–how you use the language to tell your story or message. This edit will help you tighten your sentences and paragraphs, eliminate wordiness, get rid of cliches and overuse/misuse of similes and metaphors, remove repetition, and other prose-related issues. It will also check the content after revisions from the developmental edit.

Copyediting ia the grammar-level edit and will correct grammar, punctuation, usage, and other mechanical related issues, following the Chicago Manual of Style guideline.

If I have done a developmental edit or a substantive edit on your manuscript, then I highly recommend a second, fresh set of eyes on your manuscript.

If you are seeking copyediting after I have done a prior edit, please contact Preisendorf Professional Editing and let them know I referred you!