Substantive editing

Bluestocking Academic Editing’s substantive (or structural) editing addresses your document as a whole. It includes attention to:

  • the structure of your argument or narrative
  • your use of data
  • reference to your wider academic field
  • order, logic and flow
  • signposting and transitions to guide readers
  • consistency of authorial voice (particularly important for works with multiple authors)
  • suitability for intended audiences – publishers and readers.