Structural/Developmental Editing

Each document is unique when it comes to structural editing; the process can be very different from one project to another. These are the tasks most commonly associated with structural editing; I’ll work with you to determine the approach that will create the best document for your message and your audience.

  • developing a document outline from concept and notes
  • restructuring an outline or a document for logical order, flow, balance, and coherence
  • creating a template and layout for a modular document, based on information mapping and document design principles
  • combining material from different sources
  • integrating new material for revised or re-purposed text
  • developing graphics and tables
  • creating bibliographies, references, and notes
  • flagging quoted material that needs permission from its copyright holder
  • adapting print material for the Web and vice versa