Substantive/Structural/Developmental Editing: Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.
The most intensive form of editing is substantive editing. The document is evaluated as a whole and problems of structure, organization, coherence, and logical consistency are corrected. Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, or expanded. Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another.
Cost and turnaround time will be negotiated, but will not exceed $0.018* per word or five weeks, and will be determined after the document is received by the editor, evaluated, and discussed with the client.
*The cost of stylistic and copy editing is included in this rate.