Document Types

Medical, Scientific and Technical Documents and Articles
Patient Education Materials
Plain Language Summaries

Levels of Editing

Substantive Editing

What the story is. Review the story and how it reads and flows. Are there gaps in content that hinder understanding?

Stylistic and Structural Editing

How the story is told. Review line by line for accuracy, completeness, and agreement.


Review for typos, grammar, style, punctuation, etc.

Levels of Language

Focus on plain language, including terms based on intended audience
  • Layman’s Language: Public
  • Justified Jargon: Patient education
  • Professional Prose, or Technical Terms: Colleagues
Style Guides
  • AMA
  • APA
  • Chicago
  • MLA
  • House (client’s company style guide)

Included Benefits

  • One hour of meetings or calls per week
  • Initial consultation
  • Customized diagrams
  • Common use and stock images, video clips and music clips
  • Two rounds of edits