Developmental editing

This is editing at its most intense, for projects that need a lot of attention to detail and serious reworking. Perfect for critical revise-and-resubmit situations or when your goal is to prevent a desk reject for an important paper.

Two levels of developmental

Developmental editing

An intense level of editing, for projects that need great attention to detail and serious reworking. Perfect for critical revise-and-resubmit projects.

A level of editing one higher than "Developmental," including a separate summary and commentary, including advice on how

the author could further strengthen the paper.

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What to expect from a

Developmental edit

 What I do in developmental editing is like text surgery: I cut, I add, I move around, I advise, but in the end, my goal is to save the patient and make her stronger and more resilient. My "text surgeries" are also long. I invest around five minutes per word over many days and multiple rounds of editing to bring a submitted text to more-closely align my clients' written text to their intended meaning.   

Before

After

"...Analyzing the current make-up of the choice architecture in grocery stores is therefore an important first step to [pinpointing/discovering] [?] whether this architecture influences customer decision making - intentionally or not - and to identifying whether grocery stores take advantage of their influence..."

"...Since the environment is constantly nudging the decision-making process, even without any intervention from a choice architect (Sunstein, 2014), it is important to analyze the current make-up of the choice architecture in grocery stores irrespective of any intentional influence, which would identify its influence on customer decision-making..."

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What to expect from a

Developmental Plus edit

Basically, everything Basically, everything you get from a "Developmental" edit, but more. Expect a higher level of editing, more comments, plus, a separate written editing summary and commentary with advice and suggestions for further improving the paper.

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Before

After

"...Education and teaching have taken on new relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic, which presents us with an opportunity to sustainably design digital teaching and to put universities on a new path towards sustainability..."

"...Under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and against the backdrop of the sustainable design of digital teaching, the area of education and teaching takes on new relevance on the path of universities towards sustainable universities...."

 
 

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