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Editing for Content / Adding Content

Content often needs to be changed in two ways, and we offer both.

Editing for content

  • Correcting structure

  • Organizing argument

  • Proofreading

Adding to the content

  • Improving an argument

  • Adding analysis

  • Adding factual information to support position

Content editing is not the same as copy editing or proofreading  (see proofreading link) and the difference is significant.

Content editing (also called developmental editing or substantive editing), as the name implies, involves checking the content. 


It checks the content for factual errors, contradictions, and inconsistencies.


If the content is fictional, it checks for discrepancies in the plot, character, or dialogue.


It checks whether the theme has been developed (hence developmental editing) properly, or whether the sub-plots have been well integrated into the story line.


In other words, content editing evaluates the content in detail.