NCLR Conference

Substantive and Technical Editing with Anne Enquist

On Thursday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m., Professor Anne Enquist, faculty advisor to Seattle University Law Review, presented a workshop on "Substantive v. Technical Editing: How Law Review Editors do their Job." In the workshop, Professor Enquist stressed that substantive editing should focus on the content and overall organization of an article, while technical editing should focus on smaller issues at the paragraph, sentence and word level. Enquist described step-by-step processes for doing both a substantive and a technical edit, and she walked through four examples of substantive edits done by student editors at the Seattle University Law Review that resulted in articles the Review was proud to publish.

A video of Professor Anne Enquist's speech is available in Real Media Player format. The video requires Real Media Player to view. If you do not have Real Media Player, you can download it from their Web site for free; go to and follow the download instructions.

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