Developmental Editing

$25 per 1,000 words ($0.025 per word)

Developmental editing is the first step in the editing journey, where an editor examines the structure of a manuscript and how the author employed the fundamentals of good storytelling:

Opening

Hook 'em here and they're yours all the way to the last page.

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Characters

Protagonist, antagonists, deuteragonists—all your agonists!

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Style & Tone

What are your themes, and how do you express them in your own voice?

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Point of View

First person or third? Limited or omniscient? Single or multiple?

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Grammar & Syntax

What recurring mistakes ought to be addressed before a line edit?

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Plot

Where a story starts, where it goes, and how it gets there.

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Setting

Good world-building is mortar for the reader's imagination.

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Pacing

How you write scenes and sentences can speed up or slow down the story.

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Dialogue

A crackling conversation is almost as engaging as what goes unsaid.

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Conclusion

Unforgettable endings leave readers wondering what else you've written.

Are you ready for a dev edit?

  • Are you finished? Only complete manuscripts can receive a proper dev edit.

  • Have you sat on it awhile? Give yourself a breather after drafting. It's good for you (and your story).

  • Have you shared it? Preferably with peers, a writing circle, or beta readers, not just friends and family.

What does a dev edit include?

  • Lots of margin notes. After editing, a 50,000-word manuscript could as many as 200+ comments sprinkled throughout.

  • Edits with Track Changes. Any edits to the text itself are easily applied or reversed with a single mouse click.

  • Big ideas. We will raise questions, offer alternatives, and cheer on your wild imagination.

Ready to submit your manuscript for a free sample edit?

 

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