MEDIUM EDIT (“It’s almost ready to be submitted.”)
Medium-level edits are for texts in near-final form. These texts have been read through and edited by the author or co-authors; the writing is mostly clear; and arguments and ideas have been questioned, answered, addressed, and developed. The medium-level edit serves as a final pre-submission check to ensure that any changes made during editing rounds (such as passages rewritten in response to editor and reviewer comments) have been smoothly incorporated and that the internal logic of sentences, paragraphs, and sections is clear and integrated. Expect more comments—designed to check understanding, make minor wording suggestions, and confirm meaning—and less markup in a medium-level edit.
Example of a medium-level edit
Example of a medium-level edit on one sentence, before and after: