Developmental editing is a phase in the book publishing process where editors work with authors to resolve “big picture” issues in their manuscripts, including structure, form, plot, and character. Because of its focus on wider story elements, this type of editing normally won’t address sentence-level errors such as punctuation and grammar typos.
Good developmental editing will bear your target audience in mind and assess your work in relation to industry standards and expectations. Only once your manuscript has been revised, reshaped, and developed will it be ready for a copy edit and proofread.
But where can you find a developmental editor with the right experience to take your story to the next level?
Right here! Erica excels at developmental editing. She truly enjoys taking a manuscript and evaluating it for the “big picture.” She will do more than just a manuscript evaluation. She will go through your manuscript line by line and section by section, telling you what should go where and how to make the copy flow from one section to the next.
Sample edit available.