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Developmental Editing

Assessing & Shaping Your Unpublished Manuscript

Once you’ve written a manuscript and done as much work on it as you can on your own, it’s time for a second set of eyes. Developmental editing will help you take what you’ve already written and shape it into a story that’ll engage and transport readers.

What's Included

Assessment Of:

  • plot
  • structure/organization
  • pace
  • setting
  • characters
  • dialogue
  • tone
  • point of view


  • editorial letter
  • marked up manuscript
  • chapter breakdown

How It Works

1. Make Contact & Get A Quote

When you are ready for developmental editing, get in touch with me. Once you tell me a bit about your project and I see a sample of your writing, I’ll provide a quote with details about price, how long editing will take, and when I am available.

2. Book Me & Send Files

When you agree to go forward with the edit, I’ll ask for a deposit and book you into my calendar. You’ll send me the full manuscript and any supplementary files by our agreed upon start date.

3. Have Your Manuscript Edited

I’ll get to work evaluating and editing your manuscript. When I finish, I’ll send you an editorial letter evaluating the strengths and weakness of your manuscript, a marked up draft containing suggestions and queries (made using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and Comment tools), and a chapter by chapter breakdown.

4. Follow Up And/Or Book Further Services

After taking some time to read over the materials I send you, you are welcome to follow up with me to discuss specific aspects of the feedback I’ve provided. If you finish revising and decide you need another round of developmental editing or you’d like to move on to copy editing, you can request further services.