Full developmental edit
extensive big-picture editing
looking for detailed story editing to level up your book?
How developmental editing can help you:
what you get
I’ll provide you with a ten to fifteen page editorial report focusing on big-picture elements such as plot/structure, characters, world-building, your target market, and any writing craft areas you may be struggling with. Alongside this, I’ll leave comments in every chapter of your manuscript, giving you examples of areas that need work, and constructive feedback and strategies to tackle revisions. This makes the edit more extensive as I’ll be with you through every chapter, offering solutions and ideas from the start to the end of your book.
An optional forty-five minute phone consultation is included after the edit, where we can discuss your ideas and plans for revisions, or any questions you have.
What’s the difference between developmental editing and a manuscript assessment?
It can be confusing – I wrote an entire blog post on the topic!
The key difference between these two services is that a full developmental edit provides both an editorial report and in-manuscript notes, allowing you to get a chapter-by-chapter, more intensive service.
A manuscript assessment is a different form of developmental editing. It still covers the same big-picture areas, but you only get the editorial report – no in-manuscript guidance. There will still be some examples, but they’re generally lighter.