Relying on a wealth of ethnographic and statistical data, this groundbreaking volume documents the many constraints and social forces that prevent Mexican-origin adolescents from constructing the kinds of networks that provide access to important forms of social support.


Special attention is paid to those forms of support privileged youth normally receive and working-class youth do not, such as expert guidance regarding college opportunities. 


A line edit addresses the creative content, writing style, and language use at the sentence and paragraph level.  It includes removing all unnecessary words, suggesting synonyms, and insuring smooth transitions from one paragraph to another. It includes what is referred as baseline editing. Baseline copyediting

includes correcting faulty grammar and punctuation, and insuring adherence to the chosen style guide (e.g., APA, Chicago Manual).


Although heavy copyediting normally does not assess the intellectual content of the text (the validity of the research and theses, and the accuracy of the theoretical framework), it does attend to the clarity of the research reviewed and of the theses proposed in the manuscript. It also attends to the author’s point of view, transitions from topic to another, strength of argument, representation of cited research, and uniform tone and voice.  When you arrange for a heavy copyedit of your manuscript, it normally includes both line editing and baseline editing.


In the words of Strawberry Saroyan, an American journalist and author, “A developmental editor is someone who can take a ‘helicopter’ view of your entire piece of writing and give you a specific sense of what’s working, what’s not, and in some cases come up with solutions.” As a developmental editor, my job entails providing a detailed critique of the essential components of the expository text, whether an article, a dissertation, or a book manuscript. The goal is a text that is clear, concise, and well organized. 


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