Substantive and Structural Editing

Explore the first lev­el of the hands-on edit­ing process: sub­stan­tive and struc­tur­al edit­ing. Ensure your writ­ing and the writ­ing of oth­ers is orga­nized effec­tive­ly and that ideas are pre­sent­ed log­i­cal­ly and in the best form (e.g., para­graphs, num­bered lists). A vari­ety of exer­cis­es will help you learn to rec­og­nize and cor­rect com­mon prob­lems with con­tent and struc­ture, includ­ing errors in sequence, bal­ance, and flow. Explore the edit­ing process, the author-edi­tor rela­tion­ship, and the read­ers’ needs.
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